Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium


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  Thymus praecox Opiz subsp. arcticus (Durand) Jalas image
Photographer: Theodore S. Cochrane           

Botanical Illustration

Emmet J. Judziewicz

Robert W. Freckmann

Theodore S. Cochrane
Family Lamiaceae
Thymus praecox Opiz subsp. arcticus (Durand) Jalas
creeping thyme, mother-of-thyme
Thymus: ancient Greek name for Thyme, probably from thyein for "to burn for perfume, referring to its use as incense
praecox: early (flowering)
County distribution map- click for detailed distribution maps.
Detailed Distribution:
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: perennial forb, aromatic; stems square
Flower: 5-parted, flower drawing
Fruit:1-seeded nutlet
Leaf:opposite, main leaves toothless

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All Thymus list Google- Images or Text
Thymus arcticus (Durand) Ronniger
Thymus serpyllum auct. non L.
Thymus serpyllum L. var. arcticus Durand

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