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Thyme (Thymus)
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Zones 1-24, 26, 28-43
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Moderate, Minimal

Thymus vulgaris

Common 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 vulgaris

Variable plant to 1 ft. high, 2 ft. wide,with gray-green, narrow to oval leaves. White to lilac flowers in late spring, early summer. Low edging for flower, vegetable, or herb garden. Good container plant. Use leaves fresh or dried for seasoning fish, shellfish, poultry stuffing, soups, vegetables.

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