Thymus vulgaris


This plant attracts the following butterflies:

Meadow Brown, Small Tortoiseshell


Meadow Brown on Thyme

Meadow Brown. 28 June 2001.


There are a number of cultivated forms of Thyme. Wild Thyme is probably the one that the butterflies prefer.

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Plant Type: hardy evergreen perennial shrub

Flowers in summer

Height: 30cm
Spread: 30-45cm

Trim after flowering. Replace every 2-3 years.

This page last updated April 18, 2004