German or Winter Thyme

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Thymus vulgaris. Known as German Thyme or Winter Thyme, it is a perennial herb that is part of the mint family, Lamiaceae. It is widely used in culinary and medicinal applications and is known for its aromatic leaves.

Winter German Thyme ahs small, gray green leaves that are highly aromatic. The leaves have a distinctive fragrance and flavor.

In addition to its culinary uses, German Thyme produces small, lavender to pink flowers clustered in dense spikes.

German Thyme is used to flavor a variety of dishes. It pairs well with meats, vegetables, soups, and stews. The leaves can be used fresh or dried, and the flavor is more intense if the herb is dried.

Thyme is known to have insect repelling properties, making it a useful companion plant in gardens to help deter certain pests.