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Thymus serpyllum, Wild Thyme, Creeping Thyme

Thymus serpyllum

Wild Thyme, Creeping Thyme
Family: Lamiaceae
Origin: Europe, North Africa
Groundcover and low-growing 2ftSmall plant 2-5 ftFull sunModerate waterBlue, lavender, purple flowersFragrantAttracts butterflies, hummingbirdsSubtropical, mature plant cold hardy at least to 30s F for a short time

Thymus serpyllum is a creeping dwarf evergreen shrub with woody stems and a taproot. It forms matlike plants that root from the nodes of the squarish, limp stems. Creeping and mounding variants of Thymus serpyllum are used as border plants and ground cover around gardens and stone paths. Thymus serpyllum is an important nectar source plant for honeybees.

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