Can't Identify a herb (I think it is Thyme)

ladybearbcJuly 8, 2009

Hello.

I purchased this at a farmer's market last year and am almost positive they said it was thyme.

But it does not seem to have a smell and I am a little loathe to cook with it before I know for sure what it is.

It has a fairly woody stem and is very low growing. I picked up a piece of it yesterday and there were roots on one of the streamers.

Any help you can offer would be great.

Photos attached

Thank you

Here is a link that might be useful: Herb?

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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

We can't see your photo. It requires a sign in.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2009 at 1:53PM
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ladybearbc

I couldn't get it to upload - so posted it in the Garden gallery - the second one is the one that shows the true picture

Here is a link that might be useful: http://photos.gardenweb.com/garden/galleries/2009/07/second_photo_of_thyme.html

    Bookmark   July 8, 2009 at 1:58PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

It's not thyme, but can't say what it might be. The foliage reminds me of a jasmine.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2009 at 3:40PM
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CA Kate

Not thyme, perhaps some sort of oregano?

    Bookmark   July 8, 2009 at 5:37PM
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ksrogers(EasternMass Z6)

You can past image files here, if you get an account at Photo Bucket, upload your photos, and copy the image data box to your post here. Looks like a thyme to me, but their leaves a usually a bit smaller size. I have oregano here and the leaves are larger than what your photo shows. Smell and taste it to be sure. They do have diferent tastes.

    Bookmark   July 8, 2009 at 6:35PM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Our original poster said that this pretty plant didn't have much of a smell to speak of. I'd be 'skeered' to taste it without knowing what the heck it is. My husband would have to take the taste test for me. Just kidding.

The foliage appears to be tri-foliate.... or am I just seeing things? (That's why I mentioned jasmine.)

If you're still with us, ladybearbc, please tell us what size the leaves ARE. Or give us the dimensions of the cutting board so we have something to compare it to.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2009 at 9:45AM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

Any flowers or anything else to go on?

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   July 9, 2009 at 10:54AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

Where's Daisy when you need her?

    Bookmark   July 10, 2009 at 2:17PM
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fatamorgana2121(Zone 5/6)

I've seen a whole lot a herbs and this one is not familiar. Is it possible that your "thyme" died and this is a wild plant that moved into the same spot? Or did the plant look like this when you bought it?

FataMorgana

    Bookmark   July 10, 2009 at 5:58PM
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granite(z6 NC)

Not thyme.
Looks like a vining flower plant...jessamine, jasmine, honeysuckle, etc.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 9:33AM
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flora_uk(SW UK 8/9)

It looks quite like Winter Jasmine - Jasminum nudiflorum. it's definitley not thyme and as Fata says it is not any herb I am familiar with.

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 10:32AM
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rhizo_1 (North AL) zone 7

That's the jasmine I was thinking of, too, flora. Anyhoo, it looks like our original poster lost interest. ;-(

    Bookmark   July 11, 2009 at 4:57PM
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