Thymus caespititius

Thymus caespititius

© David Guimarães

Description: Subtle plant with stems growing near the ground. The leaves are linear-spatulate, glabrous but hairy at the base. The inflorescence is loose and the flowers are purple in color. The fruits are ovoid and smooth mericarpos.

Habitat: Dry and stony ground, pine forests and walls.

Where to find in Arouca Geopark:  Albergaria da Serra (PR15); Cabreiros (PR6); Costa da Castanheira (G10); Detrelo da Malhada (G1); Fuste (PR3); Mizarela (PR7).

Conservation status: 

List of botanical species to protect in Continental Portugal-Vulnerable