The Common Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is an evergreen flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family of mint. It is also called Garden Thyme.
It is native to Europe.
It grows to 15-30 centimetres (6-12 inches) tall and 40 centimetres (16 inches) wide.
It can be used as a groundcover. It is bushy and woody with grey-green leaves.
The clusters of flowers are purple or pink.
The Common Thyme blooms in early summer.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, April 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls
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