A species of the genus Myrtus, especially Myrtus communis. The common myrtle has a shrubby, upright stem, eight or ten feet high. Its branches form a close, full head, thickly covered with ovate or lanceolate evergreen leaves. It has solitary axillary white or rosy flowers, followed by black several-seeded berries. The ancients considered it sacred to Venus. The flowers, leaves, and berries are used variously in perfumery and as a condiment, and the beautifully mottled wood is used in turning.
widely cultivated as a groundcover for its dark green shiny leaves and usually blue-violet flowers
any evergreen shrub or tree of the genus Myrtus
A fragrant branch-like herb with small flat leaves and white blooms. Myrtle is often used as a dramatic green filler in both bouquets and table arrangements. Spring and summer.
To see myrtle in foliage and bloom in your dream, denotes that your desires will be gratified, and pleasures will possess you. For a young woman to dream of wearing a sprig of myrtle, foretells to her an early marriage with a well-to do and intelligent man. To see it withered, denotes that she will miss happiness through careless conduct.
The Myrtle (Myrtus) is a genus of one or two species of flowering plants in the family Myrtaceae, native to southern Europe and north Africa. They are evergreen shrubs or small trees, growing to 5 m tall. The leaves are entire, 3-5 cm long, with a pleasantly fragrant essential oil.