Thyme, fresh

Fun Facts

  1. Thyme has narrow, grey to green stem covered with hairs. It can reach 16 inches in height.
  2. Thyme is evergreen plant. It has small, aromatic leaves that are oval in shape. Leaves have whole margin. They are arranged in opposite pairs on the stem.
  3. Thyme produces white, yellow or purple flowers, arranged in dense clusters at the end of the branches. Flowers contain both male (stamens) and female (pistil) reproductive organs. Honeybees and butterflies are in charge for the pollination of flowers.
  4. Thyme can be propagated via seed, plant cuttings and parts of the root.
  5. Leaves and flowers are used as spice for soups, stews and sauces. They can be used fresh or dry for dishes made of red meat, chicken, fish and root vegetables.
  6. Thyme was used for the process of mummification in the ancient Egypt.