A global community of nature enthusiasts photographing and learning about wildlife
Project Noah Nature School
Thanks for schooling me! (this was originally posted as rosemary)
Thank you :). Yes, this plant smells nothing like the plant that I knew for sure was thyme, and to me still smells quite like rosemary - although that may just be the power of suggestion at play in my mind :). Just so, it works well in any recipes that call for rosemary...even of it isn't!
Thyme is a tricky one, with so many varieties and hybrids out there it's easy to make a mistake. (certain species of thyme make amazing substitutes for rosemary in dishes) I often use lemon thyme with my fish recipes instead of rosemary, it adds that citrus flavor and smell without getting too overwhelming like fresh lemon juice can do sometimes. Especially with fish with more subtle and delicate flavors.
Oh dear, do I feel like a dumbass! I just looked at some photos, I think you are right! I'm so use to thyme that's more lobed, and I was told it was rosemary by the friend so I just never second guessed it! Good to know :)
Yes, I'd say thyme as well.
I can honestly say it looks like it might be a breed of thyme.
At least, I'm pretty certain. It's grown from a curing of my friend's plant, and it smells quite like rosemary to me and I've been including it in recipes as such. I'll try to find out the specific variety from her...there are many many different varieties!
Are you sure of your ID? I have several varieties of Rosemary, and they look very different.
Spotted on May 16, 2012 Submitted on May 16, 2012
Join the Project Noah Team