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Monday, 23 April 2012

Thai Basil?

Can somebody identify this Basil for me?
Is this Thai Basil?

It is a very small plant, say 6 inches tall and has a shrub-like appearance. The leaves are aromatic.
It flowered some time back, probably because I did not prune it - the purplish cluster is the start of the inflorescence which has white flowers.
I have some seeds also, which are very small and black.
For anybody who can help with a positive identification, thanks in advance. How can I use it in my cooking?
Then I will start wondering how this plant came to my garden :)
Happy gardening!