African Basil Overview
Ocimum gratissimum is a larger than average basil variety, hence the nickname, Tree Basil. It is also known by the name African basil. This plant is very aromatic, the oils in the leaves give off an intense clove aroma with the occasional notes of Thyme. Mature plants develop edible, white flowers that have a slightly feathery appearance and are bitter compared to the sweet and spicy leaves.