Semishrubs height 10-25 cm Flowering stems covered with relatively evenly over all faces (pubescence hairs especially noticeable under inflorescence). The leaves are oblong-oval, oblong or lanceolate, 8-20 mm long and 1.5-10 mm wide, glabrous or sparsely hairy, margin only at the base with a few cilia, lateral veins inconspicuous spot glands are numerous, but very small and little noticeable. Inflorescence cylindrical, at the bottom of intermittent, hairy inflorescence axis. Pedicels hairy, almost equal to the cup. Calyx bell-shaped, about 2.5 mm in length, with five almost identical acute-angled prongs dlinnoresnitchatymi on edge. Corolla pale pink, voronchaty, two-lipped, with notched at the top of the upper lip and the lower lobed rejected. Fruitlets are spherical, with a diameter of 0.5-0.7 mm, almost black. Blooms from May to August, the fruits ripen in June and September.
Europe-Caucasus-West Siberian species. In Russia, many in the southern half of the European part, in the Caucasus, in the forest-steppe and steppe zone of Western Siberia. In Central Russia is common in all areas polosy.Rastet chernozem steppes, dry meadows, sand ridges, roadside meadows. In Nechernozemie occurs much less frequently in the northern areas only as an introduction on the roads.
Pleasant-smelling plant. Used as a substitute for tea, as well as in traditional medicine.
In Central Russia in all fields, mainly in the non-chernozem zone, in dry meadows, clearings, forest edges, in pine forests, sparse deciduous and mixed forests are a European species Thyme flea – half-shrub with a height of 5-30 cm flowering stems, hairy only on the ribs, petiolate ovate leaves and pink-purple flowers in capitate inflorescences, pull the end of flowering.