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
L.
Synonyms

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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