Botanical Name: Thymus Praecox (Mother of Thyme)
Plant Family: Mint (Lamiaceae)
Description: Widely known for its culinary uses, thyme is an attracts a variety of native bees. Forms low growing dense mats that spread rapidly. Produces small pink or white blooms
Growing Conditions: Easily grown from seed in average, moist, or well draining soils. Full sun.
Bloom Time: May - Jul
Bloom Color: White, pink
Benefit to pollinators/wildlife: Attracts a variety of native bees and butterflies.
Native Status: Native to southern Europe and the Mediterranean
Location in habitat: Pollinator Demonstration Garden