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Prostrate plant in Medebach, Germany (1 Viewer)


I took this photograph on 04-09-2004 in the area of Medebach, North Rhine Westfalia, Germany. Object was to photograph the butterfly and I have always had this photo with my butterfly photographs. Looking through old photographs of butterflies recently, I wondered what on earth this plant is, with these flowers on such an absolute prostrate plant. Can anyone help with the ID please?


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Based on the location more than anything, it's Thymus pulegioides.
(In Germany, polytrichus only occurs in the Alps and praecox has a patchy distribution, only occurring north of Medebach in the limestone area of Brilon–Warburg).

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