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Thymus vulgaris (common thyme)
An upright, woody-based perennial commonly grown as a culinary herb. The small, pointed leaves are highly aromatic and frequently used fresh or dried as a seasoning in a variety of culinary applications including soups, stews, sauces, meat, and fish dishes. Fresh sprigs are often used as garnish. Whorls of tiny, tubular, lilac flowers appear on the stem ends from late spring to early summer, attracting butterflies and bees. The plants are evergreen in mild winters. Terrific in herb gardens, also good for rock gardens, containers, and garden borders. May be grown indoors in pots in a sunny kitchen window. Easily grown in dry to medium, well-drained soil in full sun. Loose, sandy or rocky soils with excellent drainage are best. Dislikes wet soils. Pruning will stimulate new growth and maintain a compact form. Tolerates deer, drought, dry soil, shallow-rocky soil, air pollution, and pruning. 0.5-1'H x 0.5-1'W. USDA Zones 5-9.
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