Basilicum polystachyon

Basilicum polystachyon

(Musk Basil)

FAMILY

Lamiaceae

Species

Basilicum polystachyon

Common name

Musk Basil

Flowers colour; life form

White to pale mauve; erect herb to 1.2 m tall

Distinquishing features

Stems squarish, leaves opposite, ovate to 5 cm long. Flowers in clusters of 2-3, calyx enlarges after flowering; corolla weakly 2-lipped, white, bluish or pale mauve.

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