|Thymus vulgaris subsp. var.||Common Thyme|
|Common thyme (Thymus vulgaris)||
It typically grows as a sub-shrub, between 15 and 20 cm tall.
|Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture|
Thymus vulgaris, Linn. Common Thyme. Subshrub, erect, 6 in. high: sts. sometimes decumbent at base: branches stiff and woody, usually white-pubescent: lvs. sessile, 3-6 lines long, linear- or ovate-lanceolate, fascicled at the axils; floral lvs. lanceolate, obtuse: floral whorls lax interrupted spikes: fls. small, lilac or purplish, calyx-teeth of upper lip lanceolate, of lower subulate. S. Eu. —An old garden plant, being grown as a sweet-herb. The lvs. and shoots are used for seasoning. It is well to renew the plants from seeds every 2 or 3 years. There are varieties with broad and narrow lvs. CH
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- Thymus herba-barona (Caraway Thyme)
- Thymus × citriodorus (Citrus Thyme; hybrid T. pulegioides × T. vulgaris) is also a popular culinary herb, with cultivars selected with aromas of various citrus fruit (lemon thyme, etc.)
- Thymus pseudolanuginosus (Woolly Thyme) not culinary
- Thymus serpyllum (Wild Thyme)
- Standard Cyclopedia of Horticulture, by L. H. Bailey, MacMillan Co., 1963
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