Silver Needle Thyme is one of the most unusal ground cover thymes. Even though it may look like a stiff little juniper twig, it is actually soft to walk on. Unlike many other Ground Cover Thymes that are grassy green, Silver Needle Thyme has a soft silvery green hue.
It blooms in early spring and is covered in dark lilac flowers. This photo was taken from above the plant so it is hard to tell that the abundant flowers are really short and tight to the ground.