Plant ID forum: Some type of thyme?

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Cylinder3missfire
Dec 1, 2017 8:15 PM CST
Been trying to figure this out for a couple days. The closest thing I can figure is a type of thyme, however I can't find any pic exactly like my specimen. The leaves are somewhat fuzzy as seen in pic and the stems are very woody and will snap if folded. Any help is appreciated, thanks!
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 2, 2017 1:02 AM CST
Hi Cylinder3missfire, and welcome to NGA. Glad you found your way here.

It doesn't look like thyme. Does it smell like thyme?
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Cylinder3missfire
Dec 2, 2017 2:15 AM CST
It has a bit of a lemony smell if you crush a leaf and they kinda taste like yellow woodsorrel or clover. I am sure it was purchased from lowes or Walmart because those are the only two places my employer gets plants from Lol. And thanks for the welcome! I am sure I will learn a lot!
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 2, 2017 12:42 PM CST
@eclayne
Evan, does this plant look familiar to you? If not, can you recommend some that might know what it is?

Cylinder3missfire, you are going to love it here. The plant database is amazing, and you can add your photo to it once we figure out what your plant is. You can even post a comment in the database with the information you give in your above post, "smell and taste".
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eclayne
Dec 2, 2017 12:58 PM CST

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Sorry Lynn I don't. A photo of a flower would be helpful to the members who follow this forum.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 2, 2017 1:19 PM CST
Thank you Evan.

Cylinder3missfire has your plant bloomed? Do you have a photo of the bloom?
Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 2, 2017 1:20 PM CST
Thank you Evan. Can this thread be moved to the Plant ID Forum?

Cylinder3missfire has your plant bloomed? Do you have a photo of the bloom?
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Cylinder3missfire
Dec 2, 2017 3:27 PM CST
As far as I know it hasn't. But that doesn't mean it wont "sometime" Lol. I am digging all seemingly salvageable plants from a bed at work that was planted with everything on clearance then forgotten. Some of them are even houseplants.....if it blooms I will get pics and pics of buds as well. Thanks for all the help everyone! Oh and I would swear I clicked on the plant id forum before I posted? Sorry if its in the wrong place.
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Name: Lynn
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valleylynn
Dec 2, 2017 3:56 PM CST
Oops, this is in the plant ID Forum now. Hurray!

I really look forward to finding out what this mystery plant is. Keep us posted on any changes.
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janinilulu
Dec 2, 2017 5:12 PM CST
It sort of reminds me of Cerastium fontanum/Mouse-Ear Chickweed.
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tofitropic
Dec 3, 2017 9:33 PM CST
To my eyes the plant looks like a Calibrachoa that has pass its blooming time. I can see clearly the remains of its blossom with 5 green sepals in both picts. An annual (its actually a perennial in tropics), and with care surely will blooms again (with plenty lights, or outdoor in summer), but I usually make new plants with tip cutting when it started to become leggy like that.
There is also Lysimachia nummularia, yellow creeping jenny in the bottom of second pict, and a grass that could potentially be a blue fescue?)
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Cylinder3missfire
Dec 5, 2017 5:52 AM CST
Hurray!
tofitropic said:To my eyes the plant looks like a Calibrachoa ..........
There is also Lysimachia nummularia, yellow creeping jenny in the bottom of second pict, and a grass that could potentially be a blue fescue?)

I do believe you are correct! I was doing more research yesterday and ran across Calibrachoa and was thinking that has to be it. Then i saw your post Lol. And yes on the creeping jenny, but not sure on the grass. It is ornamental I believe as it appears to have been in a coffee cup sized pot. Will wait for blooms on my mystery plant to be sure but I think we have a winner! Thanks everyone!

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