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*Thymus praecox Opiz ssp. arcticus (Durand) Jalas. Mother-of-Thyme. Phen: Jul-Sep. Hab: Commonly cultivated and sometimes escaped or persisting. Dist: Native of Eurasia.

Origin/Endemic status: Eurasia

Taxonomy Comments: Apparently differing from other subspecies of T. praceox by the presence of stem hairs mostly on 2 sides, cauline leaves more or less equal size throughout, and leaves densely glandular-punctate (Jalas 1972).

Synonymy: = K1; = Thymus praecox Opiz ssp. ligusticus (Briq.) Paiva & Salgueiro – K4; < Thymus praecox Opiz – Il; ? Thymus praecox Opiz ssp. brittanicus (Ronniger) Holub – K3; ? Thymus serpyllum L. – C, F, G, Tat, WV, misapplied

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