Myrtus communis

Myrtus communis

  • Myrtus communis
  • Myrtus communis
  • Flower name
    Myrtus communis
  • Scientific name
    Myrtus communis
  • Aliasmyrtle, 銀梅花
  • Place of originMediterranean
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonJune, July

What is Myrtus communis

Myrtus communis (scientific name) is an evergreen broad-leaved shrub of the genus Myrtus in the family Myrtaceae, native to the Mediterranean. It is allso called myrtle. The tree is 2 to 3 meters tall. The branches grow densely. The leaves are 3-4 cm long, ovate, shiny, with a full margin and a pointed tip, and are attached to the branches in opposite or ringed arrangements. The leaves have a fragrance similar to that of eucalyptus when rubbed. White flowers, 2 cm in diameter, bloom in the summer from the leaf axils. The flowers are fragrant. The name comes from its plum-like flowers, which are pure white with numerous long stamens. It is used as a hedge, garden tree, potted plant, herb, cut branch, bouquet, fruit wine, and the berries are edible. In Greek mythology, it was the sacred tree of Aphrodite, the goddess of love. The genus name "Myrtus" is from the Latin "Murteus," and the species name "communis" means "common.

Common name: Myrtus communis, scientific name: Myrtus communis, origin: Mediterranean region, height: 2 to 3 m, leaf shape: ovate, leaf texture: glossy, leaf length: 3-4 cm, leaf margin: entire with a pointed tip, inflorescence: opposite/rotund, leaf fragrance: present, flowering season: June-July, corolla shape: 4-5 petals, flower color: white, flower diameter: 2-3 cm, flower fragrance: present, fruit type: liquid fruit, fruit color: dark purple, fruit flavor: sweet, uses: hedge, garden tree, potted plant, bonsai, topiary Fruit: sweet; herbs, cut branches, bouquets, fruit wine; flowers and leaves used for medicinal purposes and as an essential oil; fruit edible.

  • Order
  • Family
  • Genus
  • Species
    M. communis
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Cluster inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    4 petals
  • Leaf type
  • Edge of the leaf
  • Life typeevergreen broad-leaved shrub
  • Flower colorsWhite
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorPurple
  • Height100.0 ~ 200.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 3.0 cm

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