Wild Thyme - Thymus polytrichus
Low growing plant that forms dense, slightly aromatic mats. Small pink-purple flowers on erect stems and with oval, untoothed leaves.
Dry calcareous grasslands, rocks, heaths and mountainous areas.
Flowering time: May to September.
Widespread and fairly frequent in suitable areas throughout most of Britain.
Occasional and local in Leicestershire and Rutland, usually on calcareous or sandy soil. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 15 of the 617 tetrads.
It is on the local VC55 Rare Plant Register
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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