Thymus caespititius

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Thymus caespititius
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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Thymus
Species: T. caespititius
Binomial name
Thymus caespititius

Thymus caespititius is dwarf, aromatic mat-forming groundcover shrub, It is native to Portugal, northwest Spain, and the Azores.

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.


Thymus caespititius, grown as an ornamental plant, and is hardy from USDA Zones 9-11. The cultivar Thymus caespititius 'Aureus' has narrow, light gold leaves.[1]


  1. ^ Griffiths, Mark. Index of Garden Plants. (Portland: Timber Press, Inc., 1994; ISBN 0-88192-246-3.)