Thymus serpyllum* / Mint Family
July 21, 2005
This tiny plant carpets yards in the western Massachusetts area. I noticed the tiny purple flowers in several yards as I was driving, but I didn't think it would be be good to stop in a stranger's driveway to check them out! "Honest officer, I was just looking at this little plant!" Wild Thyme is a European import that has made itself quite at home in the northeast. My friends said it smells wonderful when it is run over by the lawnmower!