Prostrate subshrub with wiry creeping or arching branches rooting at the nodes and soon becoming woody. Stems not conspicuously 4-angled, with very short hairs all round. Leaves 3-8 mm long, ovate to lanceolate with an acute apex, petiolate, dark green, often deflexed, veins indistinct, glabrous except for a few marginal cilia near the base. Inflorescence comprising compact heads, bracts like the leaves. Calyx 4 mm long, white with prominent green or purple veins; teeth of upper lip longer than broad; all teeth ciliate. Flower tube about 7 mm long, pink. Lower lip with darker and lighter markings. Flowering period long (Oct-Jan). Fragrance of caraway but sweeter.
Hairs all round stem, leaf apex acute, early flowering, caraway/nutmeg scent.
Source: (2002). Thymus. In: . Horticultural Flora of South-eastern Australia. Volume 4. Flowering plants. Dicotyledons. Part 3. The identification of garden and cultivated plants. University of New South Wales Press.