African basil

Ocimum gratissimum

Close-up of blossom and leaves of African basil.
🔗   Close-up of blossom and leaves of African basil.
Full sun
Annual, Perennial

Plant ID: 8740 / Created at: 2022-08-03 18:44:07 UTC / Last updated at: 2022-08-03 18:44:07 UTC by Yekuhl

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In other zones (lower than 10) it can be grown as an annual herb.

It has an intense clove aroma with tiny hints of thyme. Leaves and flowers can be eaten. The flowers can taste sweet, when they develop nectar.

African basil is native to Africa, Madagascar, southern Asia, and the Bismarck Archipelago.


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