Wild Harris

Wild Thyme

Wild Thyme 1 LCampbell.jpgWild Thyme    (Photo: Laurie Campbell)

One of the strongest scents of the machair is the warm, spicy scent coming from the wild thyme. The scent attracts bees to pollinate the flowers.

The leaves can be used in cooking – they contain a fragrant oil, that can also be used as an antiseptic.

by Alison Tyler