Ocimum americanum

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Hoary Basil
ChristianBauer stalk of basil.jpg
A flowering stalk of O. americanum
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Lamiaceae
Genus: Ocimum
Species: O. americanum
Binomial name
Ocimum americanum

Ocimum canum

Ocimum americanum, known as limehairy or "hoary basil", is an annual herb with white or lavender flowers. It is used for medicinal purposes.[1]


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