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Thymus herba-barona

Caraway-Scented Thyme
Lamiaceae (Labiatae)
Herbs, Perennials


Diminutive Mediterranean members of the mint family with tiny, usually heavily scented leaves and masses of little flowers in whorls. Well suited to herb garden, rock garden; prostrate, mat-forming types make good small-space ground covers. Attractive to bees.

Thymus herba-barona

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

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