Myrtle

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Myrtle

Myrtle (Myrtus communis) – All parts of this native of the Mediterranean region have a pleasant aroma which evokes juniper, rosemary, and allspice. It is used to flavour meats, and is especially effective when paired with wild game. Its popularity faded after the Middle Ages with the introduction of herbs and spices imported from the Orient, but its leaves are still used in Italy as a wrapping for cheese. Grow this tender perennial in partial shade, and protect it from freezing temperatures in cooler climates.

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