The Lettuce leaf basil (Ocimum basilicum cv. Lettuce Leaf) belongs to Lamiaceae (the Mint family). It is an annual herb that is a cultivar of "sweet basil", a large-leaved variety. The leaves are large, wrinkled and tender, with a very similar flavour to "sweet basil", but not as strong as other sweet basil. It is therefore particularly suitable for mixing into salads and for wrapping ingredients such as grilled fish, roast chicken, roast beef and baked rice.