Basil Herb Photos and Information

Basil is a fantastic herb most associated with Italy, but it has been growing in India for thousands of years. Basil, Ocimum basilicum, is also known as Saint Joseph's Wort.

Here are the three types of basil I have grown!

cinnamon basil
Cinnamon Basil

sweet basil
Sweet / Italian Basil

thai basil
Thai Basil

Let us know if there are other forms of basil that we should explore!

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These photos are all courtesy of Mensa Gardening SIG members. These Basil plants grow in Massachusetts.