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 Thymus vulgaris subsp. var.  Common Thyme
Common thyme (Thymus vulgaris)
Habit: herbaceous
Height: to
Width: to
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Lifespan: perennial
Bloom: early summer, mid summer, late summer, early fall, mid fall, late fall
Exposure: sun
Features: flowers, fragrance, edible, fire resistant
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USDA Zones: 7 to 10
Sunset Zones:
Flower features: blue, purple, white
Lamiaceae > Thymus vulgaris var. ,

Thyme most commonly refers to Thymus vulgaris, especially in reference to the seasoning, but it can also refer to any other species in the thymus genuswp.

Thymus vulgaris or Common Thyme is a low growing herbaceous plant, sometimes becoming somewhat woody. It is native to southern Europe. It is much cultivated as a culinary herb.

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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The many cultivars include 'Argenteus' (Silver thyme). [1]


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