Thymus quinquecostatus is
a small evergreen shrub, 3-15cm tall, inhabiting sunny rocky areas
with fragrance. Stems branch well at bases, crawl, and make mats.
Leaves are of alternate phyllotaxis, 0.5-1cm long and 0.3-0.6cm
wide, in the shape of an oval to oblong-ovate, with entire margins,
glandular dots, and long sparse hairs on parts close to the leaf
bases. Stem tips bear verticillasters and set red-purple labiate
flowers in them; four stamens project from corollas. Bloom time: