Interesting Basil

This is the common Thai Basil, Ocimum basilicum var. thyrsiflorum .  Widely used in many Thai, Viet and Indo-china dishes.  The stalk of this variety turns purple when grown in full sun.
This is Ocimum sanctumThai Holy Basil, known in Thailand as "Krapow".  Although it is suppose to be the same plant as Tulsi (Indian Holy Basil), the fragrance of the Thai variety is much stronger and the leaves are much bigger.
This is purple basil, O. basilicum 'Purple Ruffles' Bought this plant from Far East Flora. It's fragrance is very similar to the common Thai Basil.

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