Flower Database

Thymus serpyllum

Basic information
Flower Name
Thymus serpyllum
Formal Name
Thymus serpyllum
Alias
Creeping thyme, 洋種伊吹麝香草, Mother of thyme, Wild thyme
Habitat
Eurasia to Northern Africa
Morph
evergreen small shrub
Comment
Thymus serpyllum or Wild thyme (scientific name:Thymus serpyllum) is native from Eurasia or Northern Africa and is an evergreen small shrub of the family lamiaceae. Not stand upright because of the creeping thyme, enlarges the ground crawling. Many lips in mauve, pink or white flowers that bloom in the summer. It is also called Creeping thyme, Wild thyme, or Mother of thyme. It is used for as a nectar source plant and a herb. Thymus genus has about 350 species.
Common name:Thymus serpyllum , Scientific name:Thymus serpyllum , Aka: Creeping thyme, Wild thyme, Mother of thyme, Duch Ibuki musk grass, Origin: Eurasia to North Africa, Environment: dry land, Living type: evergreen small trees, Plant: 10-30 cm in height, inflorescence: single raw, Leaf: oval, phyllotaxis vs., margin entire, rose: lip-type, flowers long:0.5~1.0cm, flower width:0.5cm, flower color: mauve, peach, white, flowering: July to August, applications: ground cover, honey for gathering nectar source plants, spices, herbal tea, air freshener.
Detailed information
Order
Lamiales
Family
Lamiaceae
Genus
Thymus
Species
T. serpyllum
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Panicle
Petal shape
Labiate
Leaf type
Ovate/Ovoid
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Pink, Violet, White
Season
Jul Aug
Height
10  ~ 30  [cm]
Diameter
0.5  ~ 0.5