Sweet Basil (Ocimum basilicum)


Ocimum Basilicum, or more commonly know as Sweet Basil, is a forb/herb (a forb/herb is a non-woody plant that is not a grass) of the genus Ocimum. Its duration is annual which means it grows for one season only. Ocimum Basilicum or Sweet Basil's floral region is North America US Lower 48, Hawaii and Puerto Rico, specifically in the states of Arizona, Connecticut, Florida, Hawaii, Illinois, Louisiana, Massachusetts, Missouri, North Carolina, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Carolina, Virginia and Wisconsin.

  • Category: Dicot
  • Genus: Ocimum
  • Family: Lamiaceae
  • Order: Lamiales
  • Class: Magnoliopsida
  • Division: Magnoliophyta
  • Duration: Annual Perennial
  • Growth Habit: Forb/herb
  • Native Status: L48 (I) HI (I) PR (I)