Ocimum basilicum

Ocimum basilicum

Ocimum basilicum L.
Engl.: sweet basil, basil.
Deu.: Basilikum, Basilienkraut, Königskraut, Suppenbasil.
Suom.: basilika, maustebasilika.
Sven.: basilika.
Fran.: basilic.
Span.: albahaca.

Photo: Ocimum basilicum 8.

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Cultivars, top row: 'Purple Ruffles', 'Spicy Globe', 'Genovese', 'Mammoth', Greek, Thai, holy basil. Bottom row: 'Red Rubin', red, cinnamon, lime, lemon, Thai, Lemon and vanilla. Some of these are O. sanctum, tenuifolium, minimum and americanum. Helsinki, Finland. Picked. 2006-09-18.

Photo: Ocimum basilicum 7.

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'Genoveser'. Flowering tops. Helsinki bot.g., (Kump.), Finland. Planted. 2006-09-09.

Growing basil.

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Henriette's herbal blog: I'm growing about 14 different basils this year.

Growing basil indoors.

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Henriette's herbal blog: It's easy to grow basil indoors.

Photo: Ocimum basilicum 6.

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Fresh horapha leaf (= thai basil). Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Storebought. 2004-11-27.

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A bundle of fresh horapha leaf (= thai basil). Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Storebought. 2004-11-27.

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'Purple Ruffles'. Flowering plant. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 2001-07-19.

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Thai basil, flowering tops. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 1999-07-17.

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Thai basil, flowering plant. You know you shouldn't let your basil flower? Ahem. Annala, Helsinki, Finland. Planted. 1999-07-17.