Irish wildflowers




Wild Thyme
Thymus polytrichus
Tim creige
Family: Lamiaceae

Flowering: May-September. Dwarf shrub. Native.

Small pink-purple flowers in rounded heads on erect stems. Oval-rounded, evergreen leaves are small, un-toothed. Hairy. Spreading, rooting stems. Plant forms dense, slightly aromatic mats. Height: 3-7cm.

Very frequent on coasts, local inland. Dry ground, rocks.

Similar: Large Thyme, T. pulegioides. No longer found in Ireland, but has been recorded here.
     
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