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Wild Thyme

Thymus serpyllum


Thyme has a herbal or lemon scent typical of them. In herbalism, it is used as an aphrodisiac and cough medicine. It is also used as a seasoning for many meat dishes and its dried leaves are used for a herbal tea. It is also important for Large Blue Butterfly, which feeds exclusively on wild thyme.

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hayde 7 years ago

Yeah, it's not only beautiful, but useful too! Thank you Monkey-mind :)

T. serpyllum is widely spread, not only on sandy soils, I found them even in alpine regions, and calciumrich soil
Do not forget that it is important medical and spice plant.

hayde 7 years ago

Oh indeed, you are right! I would think it may be Thymus alpestris since I spotted it in Tatra Mountains, but it looks more like serpyllum....

did it smell like thymus?

I´d say it is some kind of Thymus - maybe T. serpyllum

Zakopane, małopolskie, Poland

Lat: 49.25, Long: 19.82

Spotted on Aug 16, 2011
Submitted on Aug 24, 2011


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