- Wood engraving
- Portrait (taller)
- Nouveau dictionnaire encyclopédique universel illustré
- Trousset, Jules (under the direction of)
- Paris: La Librairie Illustrée, 1885-1891
- Open Library:
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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).
Keywords: 1880s, 19th century, black & white, flower, Myrtaceae, reference book, shrub