Thymus carnosus

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Thymus carnosus
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Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Thymus
T. carnosus
Binomial name
Thymus carnosus
Synonyms [2]

Origanum carnosum(Boiss.) Kuntze

Thymus carnosus is a species of flowering plant in the Lamiaceae family. [2] [3] It is native to southern Portugal and Spain. [2] It is a woody, upright perennial to 41 cm (16 in) tall, with clusters of fleshy, oval, light green to grey-green leaves, furry on their undersides. Its white, lilac, or pink flowers are borne on 41 cm (16 in) spikes and are protected by oval green bracts.

The plant is hardy from USDA Zones 7-11. [4]

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