| Wild Thyme, Creeping Thyme, Mother of Thyme|
Prostrate subshrub with creeping stems and tiny ovate, aromatic leaves. Equally small two-lipped flowers bloom in rounded clusters.
Plant Type: perennial
Plant Form or Habit: low and trailing
Plant Use: In the front of beds, borders, herb gardens, and as a ground cover.
Width: Minimum: 6 inches Maximum: 10 inches
Foliage Texture: fine
USDA Hardiness Zone: 4
Water Requirements: average
Additional Comments: Prefers poor, non-alkaline, well-drained soil. Used medicinally as a diuretic and expectorant, and to improve digestion. Its strong antiseptic properties promote healing of external injuries. Reportedly effective in treating hangovers and alcoholism. A sedative herb, it also is used in aromatherapy to relieve stress.