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Thymus  linearis Benth.   
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FamilyLAMIACEAE
Genus species var.Thymus  linearis Benth. 
SynonymsThymus afghanicus Ronniger
 Thymus himalayicus Ronniger
 Thymus linearis ssp. hedgei Jalas
Territory Middle AsiaWestern AsiaChinaIndian SubcontinentAfghanistanXinjiangIndiaIranNepalPakistanTadzhikistanWest Himalaya
rocky slopes
Description leaves in fascicles, linear-lanceolate, 5-11mm, densely red glandular-punctate, glabrous, inflorescence ovoid-capitate, corolla ca. 6mm long
Size2-6cm
Colorlilac, rose, violet
Bloomlate spring, summer
Ca
Typesubshrub, carpet
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
BibliographyFlora of Pakistan www.eFloras.org
World Checklist apps.kew.org/wcsp
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