Thursday, October 8, 2015

Flower for the Day Elfin Thyme - Greenland

This plant with miniature pink flowers is elfin thyme (Thymus druceri minus). It is also called timian and 
Tupaarnaq (wild thyme) in Greenlandic (H.S.). I have elfin thyme between stepping stones in my garden paths
but the flowers are white and much smaller.
Below the green carpet of creeping thyme can be seen. This is the base from which the pink flowers arise.

I have asked a friend from Nuuk for help in identifying this flower and others native to Greenland.
When this has been done I will credit H.S. 

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