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Wooly Thyme (Elfin)

Wooly Thyme (Elfin)

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Wooly thyme, also known as elfin thyme, is a low-growing herbaceous perennial plant that belongs to the Lamiaceae family. It is a native of the Mediterranean region, but it is widely cultivated in other regions for its ornamental value.

Wooly thyme has small, rounded leaves that are woolly and gray-green in color, which gives the plant a soft and velvety texture. The leaves are only about 1/4 inch long and the stems are woody and thin, reaching a height of about 2-3 inches tall. It has tiny pink or purple flowers that bloom in early summer and attract pollinators like bees and butterflies.

This plant is drought-tolerant and prefers well-drained soil in full sun to partial shade. It is commonly used as a ground cover, in rock gardens, or as a border plant. It also has a pleasant fragrance and can be used in culinary applications, such as seasoning meats, salads, and soups.

Overall, wooly thyme is a versatile and attractive plant that is well-suited for a variety of garden settings.

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