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Thyme (Thymus vulgaris) is a very commonly used culinary herb. It is a Mediterranean perennial. Varieties include

  • English thyme, the most commonly used variety
  • French thyme, similar to English thyme
  • Citrus thymes
    • Lemon
    • Lime
    • Orange balsam
  • Caraway thyme

Woolly thyme and creeping thyme are not culinary herbs but are attractive ground covers.

Classification: Thyme is a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae.

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