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 Portugal (Continental and Azores) and northwest Spain.

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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<i>Thymus</i> (plant)

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<i>Thymus vulgaris</i>

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<i>Banksia leptophylla</i> Species of shrub in the family Proteaceae native to Western Australia

Banksia leptophylla is a species of shrub that is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It has narrow linear leaves, heads of yellow or pale brown flowers with a yellow or purple style and later, up to eight egg-shaped follicles in each head.

<i>Banksia tenuis</i> Species of shrub in the family Proteaceae endemic to Western Australia

Banksia tenuis is a species of shrub that is endemic to the southwest of Western Australia. It has pinnatifid, serrated or smooth-edges leaves, golden brown and cream-coloured flowers in heads of about fifty-five and glabrous, egg-shaped follicles.

<i>Thymus citriodorus</i>

Thymus citriodorus, the lemon thyme or citrus thyme, is a lemon-scented evergreen mat-forming perennial plant in the famly Lamiaceae. There has been a great deal of confusion over the plant's correct name and origin. Recent DNA analysis suggests that it is not a hybrid or cross, but a distinct species as it was first described in 1811.

<i>Thymus pseudolanuginosus</i>

Thymus pseudolanuginosus - commonly called woolly thyme - is now also classified as Thymus praecox subsp. britannicus. It was also formerly known as Thymus lanuginosus.

<i>Thymus capitatus</i>

Thymus capitatus is a compact, woody perennial native to Mediterranean Europe and Turkey, more commonly known as conehead thyme, Persian-hyssop and Spanish oregano. It is also known under the name Thymbra capitata.

Coleophora niveicostella is a moth of the family Coleophoridae and was first described by Philipp Christoph Zeller in 1839. It is found from Sweden and Latvia to Spain, Italy and Greece and from Great Britain to Romania.

<i>Persoonia myrtilloides</i>

Persoonia myrtilloides, commonly known as myrtle geebung, is a plant in the family Proteaceae and is endemic to New South Wales. It is an erect to spreading shrub with elliptic to egg-shaped leaves and yellow flowers in groups of up to forty on a rachis up to 170 mm (6.7 in) long.

<i>Prostanthera stenophylla</i>

Prostanthera stenophylla is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae and is endemic to Wollemi National Park in New South Wales. It is an erect, slender, aromatic shrub with hairy, oblong leaves and small groups of pale bluish mauve to violet flowers.

<i>Xylomelum cunninghamianum</i> Species of tree in the family Proteaceae from south-eastern Queensland and north-eastern New South Wales

Xylomelum cunninghamianum is a species of flowering plant in the family Proteaceae and is endemic to eastern Australia. It is a shrub or small tree with narrow elliptic to lance-shaped leaves with toothed edges when young, groups of flowers covered with brownish hairs and oval fruit densely covered with velvety rust-coloured to grey hair.

<i>Thymus pulegioides</i>

Thymus pulegioides, common names broad-leaved thyme or lemon thyme, is a species of flowering plant in the family Lamiaceae, native to Europe. Growing to 5–25 cm (2–10 in) tall by 25 cm (10 in) wide, it is a small spreading subshrub with strongly aromatic leaves, and lilac pink flowers in early summer. The specific epithet pulegioides highlights its similarity to another species within Lamiaceae, Mentha pulegium (pennyroyal).

<i>Persoonia daphnoides</i>

Persoonia daphnoides is a plant in the family Proteaceae and is endemic to a restricted area near the border of eastern New South Wales and Queensland. It is a prostrate shrub with spatula-shaped to egg-shaped leaves with the narrower end towards the base, and yellow flowers in groups of up to eight on a rachis up to 35 mm (1.4 in) long.

<i>Isopogon buxifolius</i> Species of shrub endemic to the south coast of Western Australia

Isopogon buxifolius is a species of plant in the family Proteaceae and is endemic to the south-west of Western Australia. It is an upright shrub with egg-shaped to elliptic or oblong leaves and clustered spikes of pink flowers.

<i>Leucospermum gerrardii</i> The dwarf pincushion is a shrub in the family Proteaceae from eastern South Africa and Swaziland

Leucospermum gerrardii is an evergreen, mat-forming shrub of mostly about 30 cm (12 in) high and up to 1 m (3.3 ft) in diameter, with branches originating from an underground rootstock. It has narrow leaves, sometimes with three or four teeth near the tip, and prominent, raised, netted to parallel veins. The flower heads are egg-shaped about 5 cm (2 in) in diameter and consist of at first yellow, later orange or scarlet perianths, and long styles reaching far beyond the perianth and together giving the impression of a pincushion. It is assigned to the family Proteaceae. It can be found in South Africa and Swaziland. It mostly flowers between September and November. The species is called dwarf pincushion or soapstone pincushion in English.

<i>Leucospermum royenifolium</i> The eastern pincushion is a shrub in the family Proteaceae from the Western and Eastern Cape of South Africa

Leucospermum royenifolium is an evergreen, spreading or somewhat upturning shrub of up to ½ m high and 1–3 m (3–10 ft) in diameter from the family Proteaceae. It has patent elliptic, eventually hairless leaves. The flower heads are globe-shaped, 1–2 cm (0.4–0.8 in) in diameter, and contain initially whitish, later pinkish, sweetly scented flowers. From the center of the flowers emerge almost straight styles that jointly give the impression of a pincushion. It is called eastern pincushion in English. It can be found flowering between July and December. It occurs in the Western Cape and Eastern Cape provinces of South Africa.

<i>Isopogon pruinosus</i> Species of shrub in the family Proteaceae endemic to southwestern Western Australia

Isopogon pruinosus is a species of flowering plant in the family Proteaceae and is endemic to southwestern Western Australia. It is a compact, spreading shrub with narrow egg-shaped leaves with the narrower end towards the base and spherical to elliptic heads of pink flowers.

Protea restionifolia, which is also known as the Reed-leaf sugarbush, is a flowering shrub endemic to the Western Cape province of South Africa where it is found from the upper part of the Breede River Valley through the Bot River Valley to Wolseley and the Koue Bokkeveld Mountains.

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.)