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Ocimum sanctum /Holy Basil

Ocimum sanctum    / Ocimum sanctum
Has smaller leaves than those from Europe
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Has smaller leaves than those from Europe

Stems of plant are purplish

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Scientific Name: Ocimum sanctum
Common Name: Holy Basil
Leaf Type: Broadleaf
Height: 1-2 feet
Spread: 1-2 feet
Bloom time: Spring, Summer
Flower color: White
Light Exposure: Sun, Part Sun
Drainage: Well drained, Moist
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Comments: A native, perennial herb of India that is grown as an annual in the USA. It has smaller leaves than those from the Mediterranean area. Cultivated for religious and medicinal purposes, and for its essential oil. Flowers are purple and the leaves have a strog smell. Reported to repel mosquitoes.