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Sunday, March 15, 2009


BASIL (Ocimum basilicum) Family: LabiataeCommon names: Sweet basil, common basil, garden basil, St. Josephwort.

Tagalog: Balanoi, solasi, albahaka.
Bisayan: Bouak, kaluwi, albahaka.
Ilokano: Biday.

Description: The basil plant is erect, branched, slightly hairy, and very aromatic. It reaches about 1 meter high. It grows spontaneously in open waste places. The leaves are ovate to oblong-ovate, entire, somewhat toothed. The flowers are purplish or pink, in racemes, up to 15 cm long. This plant must not be confused with Wild Basil (Calamintha clinopodium), which has small clusters fo red flowers and produces very small black seeds.

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