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Thai Basil

Description:

Extremely fragrant leaves with small purple flowers with purple stem.

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10 Comments

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Yes, my Thai basil plant has similar manjari (last photo)...I sometimes use the leaves for flavouring. Glad you got an ID...if you go to Edit the spotting link on the right of the photo, you can fill in the empty boxes once you clear the Help me to ID box. Good luck and looking forward to more spottings from you.

salonidalal
salonidalal 5 years ago

Thanks Sukanya for the link! Yes, it looks like it is Basil as this plant has small purple flowers with same color stem as described in the link u provided.. Although, leaves are slightly different than what I am used to seeing in Thai restaurants..
Mark, it's not holy tulsi and tulsi leaves are smaller..

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

is it holy basil maybe... tulsi

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

It's also a good idea to put as much description in. For some species immediate location and circumstances can be very important. For others size might be important. I'm sure you can work out what could help with identifying things... remember you're the only one of us who saw the original. For this plant the total plant size and maybe leaf size (approx) and the situation could help (is it in a domestic garden or potted or wild).

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Looks a little like sage.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

Yeah...smells like basil is interesting...so you can include that in the notes ...and if it has flowers, you can photograph that as well...or fruits...so we all get a look at the entire plant. Same with animals unless like me, you are sometimes unlucky and get only one incomplete shot of a bird! And even with that, some one or the other on PN will help you out...with a hint or an ID. Good luck.

salonidalal
salonidalal 5 years ago

Thanks Mark & Sukanya, I have posted the picture of the plant. Not sure what plant is this.. It smells like Basil..but it's not basil.

Mark Ridgway
Mark Ridgway 5 years ago

Welcome to ProjectNoah. Please read the FAQ http://www.projectnoah.org/faq and have a good explore of the other collections. As Sukanya suggests the purpose of a spotting is to determine organism identities in the wild along with time and location. Hope you enjoy the website. Have fun.

SukanyaDatta
SukanyaDatta 5 years ago

It is difficult to ID a plant from just one leaf...unless that leaf is very distinctive. Would you mind posting a photo of the entire plant?

salonidalal
Spotted by
salonidalal

Mumbai, Maharashtra, India

Spotted on Jan 9, 2015
Submitted on Jan 9, 2015

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