I've been given a cutting of a herb to grow and it has a similar smell to thyme which I'm using for recipies which need thyme.

I'm in Australia, New South Wales and haven't been able to identify it.

Has a similar scent to Thyme or Rosemary.

thyme or rosemary smelling herb

  • Thyme and rosemary smell completely different,but you're essentially saying this has aromatic leaves - I don't recognise the leaf parts in the picture, any chance of a picture of the main plant?
    – Bamboo
    Commented Nov 12, 2017 at 0:14
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    Plectranthus amboinicus dtlherbsltd.blogspot.co.uk/2011/02/…
    – Bamboo
    Commented Nov 12, 2017 at 0:34

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After looking closely at the leaf, it appears to be a succulent type herb which has always been called Cuban oregano. If you've moved to a new climate/zone, I always find the best nursery in the area, and make them my new best friends!

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