Thymus vulgaris
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Thyme, Thymus vulgaris
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
Unranked: Angiosperms
Unranked: Eudicots
Unranked: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Thymus
Species: T. vulgaris
Binomial name
Thymus vulgaris

Thymus vulgaris or common thyme is a low growing herbaceous plant, sometimes becoming somewhat woody. It is native to southern Europe, where it is often cultivated as a culinary herb.

It typically grows as a sub-shrub, between 15 and 20 cm tall.


Common NamesEdit

Common thyme



  • used for making tea, and as a condiment

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