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Thymus  piperella L.   
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FamilyLAMIACEAE
Genus species var.Thymus  piperella L. 
SynonymsOriganum piperella (L.) Kuntze
 Thymus marginatus Dicks.
 Thymus rotundifolius Poir.
Territory Southwestern EuropeSpain
rocky slopes
Description branchlets erect, tomentose, with axillary fascicles of leaves, leaves coriaceous, 5-6mm, ovate, obtuse, glabrous, petiolate, inflorescence lax, whorls 6-10-flowered
Size15-20cm
Colorpurple
Bloomsummer
Ca
Typesubshrub
Cultivationsunny, dry, rock crevices, protection against winter wet
alpine house, poor, drained soil, sun
Propagationseed in spring, uncovered, light, germ. 1-3 months, 13-18°C
cuttings in late summer
BibliographyTutin T.G.(ed.) Flora Europaea (1964-1980)
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