) is a very commonly used culinary herb
. It is a Mediterranean perennial
. Varieties include
- English thyme, the most commonly used variety
- French thyme, similar to English thyme
- Citrus thymes
- Caraway thyme
Woolly thyme and creeping thyme are not culinary herbs but are attractive ground covers.
Classification: Thyme is a member of the mint family, Lamiaceae.