This section is from the book "Harper's Guide To Wild Flowers", by Caroline A. Creevey. Also available from Amazon: Harper's Guide To Wild Flowers.
Family, Mint. Color, purplish. Leaves, very small, ovate, with fringing hairs at the base. Flowers, in whorls of 6, without bracts, but with a pair of floral leaves forming a long, slender spike. A much-branched, low, slender plant, forming dense tufts from one root.
In old fields and dry soil. Escaped from gardens. It was used for seasoning by the old Romans. Thyme and honey were found on Mount Hymettus. Honey made from this plant was greatly liked.
Family, Mint. Color, white or purplish. (See White Flowers, p. 123.)