Plant ID forum: Please help to identify this plant

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Kari
Apr 24, 2016 5:52 AM CST
Small bush (not tree), has a strong and pleasant smell.
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JRsbugs
Apr 24, 2016 6:50 AM CST
Welcome! Kari

Can you tell us where the plant is located in the world, and if it's growing wild or was it bought?
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terrafirma
Apr 24, 2016 7:01 AM CST
Welcome! Kari!

It reminds me of an Ornamental Basil.
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Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 24, 2016 7:03 AM CST
Are the stems square?

It looks to be in the family Lamiaceae (mint family), similar to Mentha.

Can you post a photo of the whole plant?
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JRsbugs
Apr 24, 2016 7:05 AM CST
Ornamental Basil is a good bet!

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=Ornamental+Basil&biw=1102&...
Name: Janet Super Sleuth
Near Lincoln UK
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JRsbugs
Apr 24, 2016 7:09 AM CST
‘African Blue’ looks a good contender ..

https://www.google.co.uk/search?q=basil+%E2%80%98African+Blu...
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Kari
Apr 27, 2016 5:58 AM CST
I think you're right and it's indeed African Blue Basil. Thank you very much :)
Here is a picture of the whole plant.
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