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Thymus herba-barona

Caraway-Scented Thyme
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Herbs, Perennials

THYMUS

Diminutive Mediterranean members of the mint family with tiny, usually heavily scented leaves and masses of little flowers in whorls. Well suited to an herb garden or rock garden; prostrate, mat-forming types make good small-space groundcovers. Attractive to bees. Botanical names are constantly undergoing revision and often confusing.

Thymus herba-barona

Fast growing to 2–4 in. high and 2 ft. or more wide; stems root as they spread. Forms a dense mat of wiry stems set with widely spaced ovate to lance-shaped, dark green leaves with caraway fragrance. Clusters of rose pink flowers in midsummer.

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