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Thymus vulgaris

Description
Life formshrubPhysiologyevergreen, multi stem
HabiterectCategoryornamentals/turf, medicinals & aromatic
Life spanperennialPlant attributesgrown on large scale

Ecology
OptimalAbsoluteOptimalAbsolute
MinMaxMinMaxSoil depthmedium (50-150 cm)shallow (20-50 cm)
Temperat. requir.1625430Soil texturemediummedium, light
Rainfall (annual)70015004002600Soil fertilityhighmoderate
Latitude30205060Soil Al. tox
Altitude --- --- -1700Soil salinitylow (<4 dS/m)low (<4 dS/m)
Soil PH5.56.54.58Soil drainagewell (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)well (dry spells), excessive (dry/moderately dry)
Light intensityvery brightvery brightvery brightclear skies

Climate zonetropical wet & dry (Aw), tropical wet (Ar), steppe or semiarid (Bs), subtropical dry summer (Cs), temperate oceanic (Do), temperate continental (Dc), temperate with humid winters (Df), temperate with dry winters (Dw)Photoperiodlong day (>14 hours)
Killing temp. during restno inputKilling temp. early growthno input
Abiotic toler.Abiotic suscept.
Introduction risks.

Cultivation
MinMax
Product. systemCrop cycle100200
Cropping systemSubsystemCompanion speciesLevel of mechanizationLabour intensity

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Uses
Main useDetailed useUsed part
materialessential oilsentire plant
materialcosmetics & perfumeryentire plant
materialaromaticsentire plant
food additivecondiment/seasoningentire plant
environmentalornamental/turfentire plant
medicinalrespiratory applicationsentire plant
medicinalimmune system applicationsentire plant