Thymus caespititius

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Thymus caespititius
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Thymus caespititius on Mount Pico
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Thymus
Species:
T. caespititius
Binomial name
Thymus caespititius
Brot.

Thymus caespititius is dwarf, aromatic mat-forming groundcover shrub, It is native to oceanic areas in the Iberian Peninsula (northwest Portugal and northwest Spain) and the Atlantic archipelagos of the Azores and Madeira.

Contents

The plant has narrow, spatula-shaped, smooth leaves to 6 mm (0.24 in) long, fringed with tiny hairs. The rose, lilac or white flowers are borne in small, flattened mat-hugging heads from late spring to summer.

Cultivation

Thymus caespititius, grown as an ornamental plant, and is hardy down to USDA Zone 7. [1] [2] The cultivar Thymus caespititius 'Aureus' has narrow, light gold leaves. [3]

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References

  1. "Thymus". pss.uvm.edu. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  2. "Thymus caespititius". temperate.theferns.info. Retrieved 1 December 2020.
  3. Griffiths, Mark. Index of Garden Plants. (Portland: Timber Press, Inc., 1994; ISBN   0-88192-246-3.)