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Thymus vulgaris
(thyme)

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Thymus vulgaris (thyme)

Summary

  • Last modified
  • 15 July 2018
  • Datasheet Type(s)
  • Host Plant
  • Preferred Scientific Name
  • Thymus vulgaris
  • Preferred Common Name
  • thyme
  • Taxonomic Tree
  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •   Kingdom: Plantae
  •     Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •       Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •         Class: Dicotyledonae
  • Uses List
  • Essential oils
  • Ornamental
  • Pesticide
  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Spices and culinary herbs

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Thymus vulgaris (thyme); line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) flowering branches; (B) flower.
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CaptionThymus vulgaris (thyme); line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) flowering branches; (B) flower.
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Thymus vulgaris (thyme); line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) flowering branches; (B) flower.
Plant partsThymus vulgaris (thyme); line drawing, not necessarily to scale. (A) flowering branches; (B) flower.©PROSEA Foundation

Identity

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Preferred Scientific Name

  • Thymus vulgaris L.

Preferred Common Name

  • thyme

Other Scientific Names

  • Thymus aestivus Reuter ex Willk. & Lange (1868)
  • Thymus ilerdensis F. Gonzalez ex Costa (1877)
  • Thymus webbianus Rouy (1884)

International Common Names

  • English: common thyme; garden thyme
  • Spanish: tomillo comun
  • French: thym des jardins; thym vulgaire
  • Portuguese: tomilho

Local Common Names

  • Germany: Echter Thymian; Garten- Thymian
  • Indonesia: timi
  • Italy: pepolino; timo comune
  • Netherlands: tijm
  • Sweden: timjan

EPPO code

  • THYVU (Thymus vulgaris)

Taxonomic Tree

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  • Domain: Eukaryota
  •     Kingdom: Plantae
  •         Phylum: Spermatophyta
  •             Subphylum: Angiospermae
  •                 Class: Dicotyledonae
  •                     Order: Lamiales
  •                         Family: Lamiaceae
  •                             Genus: Thymus
  •                                 Species: Thymus vulgaris

Uses List

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General

  • Ornamental

Human food and beverage

  • Spices and culinary herbs

Materials

  • Essential oils
  • Pesticide

Medicinal, pharmaceutical

  • Source of medicine/pharmaceutical
  • Traditional/folklore