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Wild Basil?

Observed: 9th September 2010 By: Matt Smith
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Wild Basil ?

A plant with pink flowers forming small clumps - I think this may be Wild Basil but would appreciate confirmation.

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Common Hemp-nettle (Galeopsis tetrahit) interacts


Mark at Magdalen's picture

Also, with the stem on the

Also, with the stem on the right, notice how it swells just below the leaf node.

Norris's picture

interesting. what does the

interesting. what does the swelling indicate - tetrahit?

Mark at Magdalen's picture

Quite right to pick me up on

Quite right to pick me up on that. No,the swelling only indicates that it could be a Galeopsis.

Norris's picture


thanks - all tips on id-ing plants will try and be remembered (but probably forgotten).

Matt Smith's picture

Whats needed?

I have some more photos of this plant on the PC here, if there is anything specific you need to see to get to a definitive ID I will see if I can find something in the photos.

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