Thymus pulegioides L.
Common Name: THYME
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

A Eurasian species, escaped from cultivation to roadsides, clearings, lawns, and disturbed places. First collected in 1921 in Washtenaw Co.

The inflorescence is more compact (and clearly terminal) than in T. albidus; the stem pubescence is short (less than 0.5 mm) and ± recurved. In the somewhat similar T. praecox Opiz, the strong lateral veins anastomose and form an equally strong marginal vein around the apex of the leaf; the stem is hairy on all or at least two opposite sides. It is cultivated and may be expected as an escape.

Locations

Cheboygan County
Emmet County
Houghton County
Huron County
Ingham County
Kent County
Keweenaw County
    Only on Isle Royale
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Ottawa County
Saginaw County
Schoolcraft County
Washtenaw County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 17, 2017. http://www.michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=1607.