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Basil is an upright, aromatic, annual plant, up to 75 cm in height, and used as a culinary herb and for essential oil. The leaves of basil are often used as a seasoning in tomato sauces and the basis for making pesto. There are many varieties of basil with different colored leaves and unique flavors.

This unique basil has a spicy clove and anise flavor and is used in Southeast Asian cooking. Green leaves with attractive purple stems and blooms.