This sale is for 50 Lemon Basil (Ocimum citridorum) seeds packed into airtight and water tight glass vials complete with organic cotton and silica beads for excellent long term storage in the freezer. Use some seed this season and save the rest for next year and year after year. Seed saved this way can and usually does last decades. Ocimum citriodorum is known as Lemon basil, Thai lemon basil or Lao basil. The herb is grown primarily in northeastern Africa and southern Asia for its strong fragrant lemon scent, and is used in cooking. Lemon basil stems can grow to 1-3' tall. It has white flowers in late summer to early fall. The leaves are similar to basil leaves, but tend to be narrower. Seeds form on the plant after flowering and dry on the plant. Lemon basil is a popular herb in Arabic, Indonesian, Lao, Persian and Thai cuisine. We use this herb in medicinal teas for a truly amazing lemon flavor...just excellent. Also used on baked salmon at home to impart both the lemon and basil flavors.