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

Posted by ladybearbc 6 or 7b BC (My Page) on
Wed, Jul 8, 09 at 12:13

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

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

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


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

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


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

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


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

Not thyme, perhaps some sort of oregano?


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

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.


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

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.


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

Any flowers or anything else to go on?

FataMorgana


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

Where's Daisy when you need her?


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

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


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

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


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

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.


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

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


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