Photo and description from Strictly Medicinal Seeds (www.strictlymedicinalseeds.com).
Family: Mint (Lamiaceae). Hardy to zones 6 to 10.
Evergreen perennial native to the Mediterranean, Europe, and Russia. The dark green, shining leaves are esteemed for making tea. Source of thymol. Bright green-leaved aromatic shrub. Harvest the preflowering tops several times in the summer, shade dry, and rub out the stems. This makes good spice. Traditional usage (TWM): Carminative. Space 2 feet. Flowers to 2 feet tall.