Nov. 26, 2021

broadleaf thyme, Thymus pulegioides

Broadleaf or lemon thyme may have leaves wider than the ones in your spice jar, but they are still quite tiny. It's not a frequent escape from our gardens, but if it does get out it can be plentiful. If you drive route 31 from Traverse City to Charlevoix in Michigan, you can see it in almost any mowed area along the last half of the trip. Like bugle from the other day's posting, thyme likes lawn mowers with its short sprawling habit. Lemon thyme can be used to spice up your food, but is more often grown as an ornament in rock gardens. These plants have been reported wild from CT, DE, MA, MD, ME, MI, NH, NY, OR, PA, RI, VA, VT, WA, MB, NB, ON, PE, and QC. Lenawee Co MI, 8/30/11. Mint family, Lamiaceae.