(85 days. Thymus vulgaris) A broadleaved variety, English Thyme is a favorite for cooking. While widely cultivated throughout temperate regions, naturalized patches can even be found growing in the wild. Blooming in early summer, its delicate blossoms are favorites of butterflies and honey bees. The small oval leaves pack a lot of flavor and are easy to work with, being small enough to use without dicing before adding to favorite dishes. This savory herb is a versatile seasoning for soups, chicken, seafood, vegetables and sauces.