Thymus pseudolanuginosus

Names

Names

Scientific: Thymus pseudolanuginosus

English: Woolly thyme

Portuguese: Tomilho lanoso

Origins

Origins

Family: Lamiaceae

Origin: Europe

Life Cycle: Perennial

Properties

Properties

Aroma
Medicinal
Edibility

Parts Used

Parts Used

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Scientific NameThymus pseudolanuginosus
English NameWoolly thyme.
Portuguese NameTomilho lanoso.
German NameN/A
FamilyLamiaceae
OriginEurope.
Preferences CultivationDry stony slopes.
Life CyclePerennial
HabitatSunlight and light, well-drained calcareous soils. Thymes dislike wet conditions, especially in the winter.
Method of propagationSow in spring or in autumn in a greenhouse. Cuttings of young shoots in late spring or early summer. Division in spring or autumn.
Ornamental CharacteristicsFlowering from June to August. H 0,1 m, ᴓ 0,45 m
Description of smells and flavorsPungent, aromatic, unique and characteristic of the plant.
Properties MedicinalUnknown
Properties EdibilityUsed as a condiment to flavor dishes.
Properties OtherOrnamental.
Contraindications / Side Effects / CommentsUnknown
Pests and diseases & how to fight themSusceptible to powdery mildew and root rot that appear when excess irrigation.
How and When to harvest and / or pruning and which parts used. How many cuts per year?Parts used: Leaves and stems. Pruning: if growth is very vigorous, it is advisable to prune frequently, but take care because very flush cutting cause plant death. Harvest: as it comes into flower, in early and late summer. 
Can be used in intercropping ( repellent / attractive ) or is biopesticide?Attracts pollinators and beneficial insects.
Curiosity / Personal ExperiencesThe name derives from the Greek "thymus" which means "courage."  In the temples of ancient Greece was used as incense, which represented the symbol of grace and elegance. Was on the list of ingredients used by the Egyptians for embalming and mummifying bodies. In ancient Rome, soldiers bathed in thyme, to acquire courage.

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