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Not-so-creeping thyme

Posted by agathafroo 5B (My Page) on
Fri, May 23, 14 at 1:23

These seeds were sold to me as creeping thyme, but they looks nothing like any creeping thyme I've seen. Waaaay too upright. What is this?

This post was edited by agathafroo on Sat, May 24, 14 at 1:38

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RE: Not-so-creeping thyme

It looks like oregano. Have you tried rubbing the leaves together and smelling it?

RE: Not-so-creeping thyme

There is no scale in the picture. How big are the leaves? If they are small it could be creeping thyme - being a very young plant it will not have started creeping yet. Imo it looks more like Thyme than Oregano in general appearance and habit - as long as those leaves are the right size.

RE: Not-so-creeping thyme

The leaves are about half an inch long, the whole plant is about six inches. When the leaves rubbed together, they smell herb-like, but I don't think I can discern between thyme and oregano.

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