Common name: Sesame. Family: Pedaliaceae. Genus: Sesamum. Plant type: annuals.

Sesame is a flowering plant in the genus Sesamum. It is growing to 1.6 - 3.3 ft (50 -100 cm) tall, Sesame leaves are broad lanceolate, entire margin, 4 to 14 cm (1.6 to 5.5 in) long. The flowers are white to purple, tubular, 3 to 5 cm (1.2 to 2.0 in) long.