Mastic Thyme or Spanish Wood Marjoram or Forest Marjoram
Upright growing plants, around 12 to 24 inches tall, with wavy-edged, downy leaves. The foliage has a pungent camphor aroma. The leaves are used for flavoring meats and an oil is extracted for use as an essential oil. Not an overly attractive garden subject but grown as a culinary herb. This bushy upright perennial has hairy stems and dark green, oval shaped leaves and small off white flowers. Thymus mastichina is extremely aromatic and also has a place in a scented garden.
Native to Spain, Portugal, and the Mediterranean.