Ocimum

Species and cultivars you need to learn for class:

Ocimum basilicum  

Common name: Basil

Other cultivars and species: O. tenuiflorum - holy basil

Family: Lamiaceae

Zone: Annual

Identifying characteristics: Green scented leaves, size of the leaves depends on cultivar. Most cultivars have small flowers but some have been selected for ornamental use with larger magenta flowers and or purple foliage. 

Culture and use notes: Herb garden, containers, scent garden. 

USDA Plant profile


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