Thymus serpyllum L.
  • Sp. Pl.

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General Information

"Diffusely branched, mat-forming perennial, rooting at the nodes; stems woody at base; fl stems ± erect, to 1 dm, hairy all around; lvs linear to subrotund, in our wild forms commonly elliptic to oblong-ovate or oblong-obovate, 5–10 mm, short-petioled; fls aggregated into a continuous or interrupted terminal “spike” 1–4(–15) cm; cal 3–4 mm; cor purple, 4–6 mm; 2n=24+. Native of Europe, commonly cult. and escaped into upland woods and fields; N.S. to w. N.Y. and Ont., s. to W.Va. and N.C. June–Sept."

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    • 1 "Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp."
    • 2 Sp. Pl.

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