Thyme is a low growing herbaceous plant, sometimes becoming somewhat woody. It is native to southern Europe where it is often cultivated as a culinary herb. Typically it grows as a subshrub.
Thyme can be used to add a distinctive aromatic flavouring to sauces, stews, stuffings, meats and poultry. Try it with anything.
In medieval times the plant symbolized courage. Knights departing for the Crusades received scarves embroidered with a sprig of thyme from their ladies.