Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet Basil)



Ocimum basilicum (Basil, Sweet Basil) is Erect, bushy, aromatic annual or short-lived perennial. Narrowly oval to elliptic leaves, to 5cm long, are entire or toothed, sometimes slightly hairy, and bright green, occasionally flushed deep purple. Produces whorls of 6 tubular, 2- lipped, sometimes pink-purple-tinged, white flowers, to 1cm long, in lax, slightly hairy spikes in late summer.