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Common Name: Basil

Species Name: Ocimum basilicum

Family Name: Lamiaceae





Plant Facts  
Origin Asia
Sun Preference Full Sun
Susceptibility Slugs and snails



ID Characteristics

  • Leaf and Stem Characteristics
    • Plant Height: 1-foot diameter, 2-foot height
    • Leaves: Leaves narrowly oval to elliptical, usually toothed, bright green or purple; pleasing fragrance; square stem



Soil Preference Moist, well-drained
Notes One of the most widely used herbs for cooking; killed by cool nights


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