Can someone tell me the name of this plant. It is growing in a pot in Morocco. It has hairy stem and leaves. I haven't seen any flowers yet, but I've been told they are blue or purple. It does not have a scent.

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    Welcome to the group! Can you add some more information to your question such as where you live and the temperature in your area. Some additional pictures from the side would be helpful as well
    – JStorage
    Oct 14, 2016 at 19:11
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    And smell... I suspect this plant might have an aromatic scent? Is the stem more round or somewhat square?
    – Stephie
    Oct 14, 2016 at 19:14
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    I agree that this looks like a sage. Can you please crush a leaf and let us know if it then has any scent?
    – Brenn
    Oct 16, 2016 at 22:42
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    If you can get it to flower, one of us will nail the ID.
    – Brenn
    Oct 16, 2016 at 23:51
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    My first thought was Tibouchina but this has less striated veination. Hmm. Keep us posted. Curious about this one.
    – Brenn
    Oct 17, 2016 at 0:10

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Looks like Ocimum Tenuiflorum (Holy Basil). More details here

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    If it's holy basil, you can crush a small piece of leaf under your nose to check if it has a unique wonderful scent (as holy basil has).
    – Jude
    Jun 19, 2017 at 8:02
  • It looks like that to me too. I will post a photo of the leaves from our plant tomorrow. May 18, 2023 at 12:20

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