Is it zombie-Thyme?
October 26, 2012 4:08 PM Subscribe
What is the mystery plant growing in what used to be my (indoor, potted) thyme? (Pics inside)
posted by Rallon to Science & Nature (10 answers total)
Earlier this year I bought a little thyme plant to keep inside on my windowsill. The thyme did terribly, and almost all of it died pretty quickly and just sat there as a bunch of dried-out stalks. A few bits of it were still alive, though, so I kept watering - likely long after even those holdouts gave up the ghost.
Imagine my surprise when we found a bunch of tiny plants sprouting under the dead thyme plant! The little plants sprouted and grew quite quickly, and started to climb the dead thyme, which I finally pulled out of the pot a few days ago as there was starting to be a big tangle in the pot. We've put some little wooden "stakes" in the pot and the mystery plant doesn't seem to be climbing them all by itself, though.
So far I don't see any sign of flowers or blossoms, and the leaves don't smell like anything when I rub them between my fingers. So what is this mystery plant?