Creeping thyme is one of the easiest groundcovers to grow and has a lovely smell when walked on. Wild thyme, creeping thyme or mother-of-thyme is a hairy, creeping, woody-based perennial which is grown as an ornamental ground cover. Although leaves are aromatic (fragrance of mint), the strength of fragrance varies immensely according to season and growth habitat; creeping thyme is almost never used in cooking because if its fuzzy leaves that don’t taste as good as they smell (Thymus vulgaris is the culinary thyme most commonly used in cooking). Thin, somewhat woody stems are clad with tiny, oval, fuzzy, almost, glossy blue-green leaves (1/4” long) form a dense, flat foliage mat to 2-3in tall that will spread (over time) by rooting stems to 12-18in. wide. Dense clusters of tiny, bell-shaped, two-lipped, pink to purple flowers appear in summer (June-September) on flowering stems rising 2-4in tall. Flowers are attractive to bees.