I bought this at the grocery thinking it's basil, but I'm not really sure. Also, there was no label.

is this basil

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    Looks like basil. Crush a leaf and see if it smells appropriately – Graham Chiu Aug 15 '18 at 2:31
  • The smell is very typical. Use your nose! – Giacomo Catenazzi Aug 15 '18 at 9:58
  • I don't think this is Basil - the leaves are too elongated and pointed - Basil has somewhat rounder leaves, veined and without the long point on the end. But certainly pick and crush a leaf - the smell of Basil is unmistakeable... – Bamboo Aug 15 '18 at 10:32
  • Looks a bit like a chili of some sort, but it's hard to say. Wait until it flowers & try again. – renesis Aug 15 '18 at 16:12
  • So apparently it's not basil (it doesn't smell like one) and I still don't know what it is. – charliecat Sep 6 '18 at 12:07

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