Basil Thyme

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Basil Thyme

Acinos arvensis, known commonly as basil thyme and spring savory, is a species of plant of the genus Acinos.

It is a perennial that usually grows about 8 inches (20 cm) high and spreads 12 inches (30 cm). It prefers to grow in strong sunlight. The scent is faintly reminiscent of thyme, giving it its common name.

Acinos arvensis is recorded as a food plant for the larva of the moth Coleophora tricolor

This plant is classified by Rose (The Wildflower Key, revised 2006) as Clinopodium acinos.