Sweet basil

Ocimum basilicum

  • Sweet basil
  • Sweet basil
  • Sweet basil
  • Sweet basil
  • Flower name
    Sweet basil
  • Scientific name
    Ocimum basilicum
  • Aliasメボウキ, Sweet basil, バジリコ, basil, Ocimum basilicum
  • Place of originAsia to Middle East
  • Place of floweringGarden, Field, Botanical Gardens, Potted flower
  • Flowering seasonJuly, August, September, October
  • Language of flowersFavor

What is Sweet basil

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Sweet basil, Basil, Garden basil, or Great basil, (scientific name: Ocimum basilicum) is a non-cold tolerant annual / perennial plant belonging to the family Lamiaceae from the Asia to Middle East region. It has a sweet and strong scent and is said to be the king of herbs. The leaves are green and shiny, and the veins are conspicuous. From summer to autumn, the spikes extend from the flower stems and white lip-shaped florets bloom. Seeds turn into jelly when immersed in water. It is used for ornamental, Italian cuisine, benign stomach, tonic, sterilization and calming action, so it is considered medicinal, fragrance, tea and oil.

Common name: Sweet basil, Scientific name: Ocimum basilicum, Alias: basil, Basilico, Garden basil, Great basil, origin: Asia to Middle East, plant heigh : 60-100 cm, flowering period: July to October, flower color: white, flower shape: lip shape.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    Ocimum basilicum
  • Type of flower
    Left-right symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Spikelet inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Lip shaped
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typenon-cold tolerant annual / perennial plant
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height60.0 ~ 100.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower0.2 ~ 0.4 cm

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