True Myrtle

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True Myrtle
True myrtle (Myrtus communis).

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The common or true myrtle (Myrtus communis) is a shrub belonging to the family Myrtaceae. It is known for its aromatic properties and in the Greco-Roman antiquity, it was associated with Venus and considered as a symbol of love. Today, it is frequently grown for its ornamental qualities.

The caption reads in the original French: Myrte commun (Myrtus communis).

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