Thymus vulgaris 'Westmoreland'

Distinctively tufted plant with erect woody stems; internodes short with tufts of leaves in the axils. Stems eventually fall to the periphery after flowering, leaving a hole in the middle. Leaves not ciliate, the under surface only sparsely hairy but covered with prominent yellowish glands which are also prominent on the calyx. Flowers, female, arranged in more obvious heads than other local variants of this early flowering species.

This cultivar seems to be restricted to Australia and New Zealand and is probably of hybrid origin since it roots more readily at the nodes than typical T. vulgaris.

kingdom Plantae
phylum   Tracheophyta
class    Magnoliopsida
superorder     Asteranae
order      Lamiales
family       Lamiaceae
genus        Thymus L.
species         Thymus vulgaris L.