Thyme leaf oil gland (Thymus vulgaris) Science Image
Thyme leaf oil gland (Thymus vulgaris)Ref: 80015436
Description:Thyme leaf oil gland. Coloured scanning electron micrograph (SEM) of part of the leaf surface of the herb thyme (Thymus vulgaris). An oil gland which contains the aromatic oil is surrounded by trichomes or hairs. The oil glands give this herb its value in cooking and in aromatherapy. Magnification x675 at 10cm wide.