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Garden Thyme (Thymus vulgaris L.)

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An aromatic perennial, the familiar garden herb thyme; established in the wild at a few sites in the northeast.

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This map is based on our research. We have checked its accuracy to Level 3 ecoregions. Although this plant occurs somewhere in each of these regions, it may only occur in a small part of some or all of them.


Occasionally found in meadows and fields, where it can survive mowing and deer browsing. Favors areas where a combination of thin, dry, and/or rocky soil inhibits the growth of other plants. Usually found in anthropogenic habitats.


This species is widely cultivated as an herb. It is slightly less-frequently used as a groundcover.

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