Vegetables and Fruit forum: Is this plant thyme or something else?

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Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Mar 23, 2014 9:15 AM CST
I bought this thinking it was thyme, but not so sure what it is now. It did not have a label with it.

Any ideas what it could be?

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Thanks for any suggestions!

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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Mar 23, 2014 8:17 PM CST
Is it oregano with no smell?
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Mar 23, 2014 8:21 PM CST
Glen - I don't really smell much of anything from this plant. The leaves look too small to be oregano. I have an oregano plant and it doesn't look like this one at all. I know thyme can look like a ground cover, so that is why I thought it was thyme.
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Name: Glen Ingram
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Gleni
Mar 23, 2014 9:15 PM CST
Becky, this a photo of my thyme plants. They have small fine leaves. And are highly aromatic.
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Name: Becky
Sebastian, Florida (Zone 10a)
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beckygardener
Mar 23, 2014 10:38 PM CST
Hmmmmm .... then I have no idea what I have there in my photo. Maybe some else will recognize it and clue me in!

Glen - Thanks for posting your photo for comparison!
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Name: Linda
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Gymgirl
Mar 24, 2014 12:29 PM CST
It sure looks like mint, but, if it has not smell, well...
Name: Becky
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beckygardener
Mar 24, 2014 8:47 PM CST
Glen (and Linda) - Guess what???? I was at the nursery I bought it at today and found a few others and one had a label in the pot ....

It is Italian Oregano!!!! Still small sprouts but mine is beginning to expand in leaf size and in overall size and it is starting to look like the other Italian Oregano that I have.

Glen, you were right!!!!! Thank You! Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up Thumbs up
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chelle
Mar 25, 2014 5:48 AM CST
That's interesting, Becky. There's no scent to this one? Did you crush some leaves yet or do a taste test? I'd be interested in the results when you do. Smiling
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