Basil: A Basic Guide to Growing Basil
Basil cultivation: 20-50 cm high annual plant with erect, branched stems. The leaves are opposite, petiolate, ovate or ovallanceolate with a slightly toothed edge. The flowers are white or pinkish white, zygomorphic, gathered in axillary corymbs, with 5 to 6 flowers per whorl. They are found at the top of the stem or at the ends of the branches. It flowers in summer: December-January.