Comment concerning Myrtle (Myrtus communis): I shall have to look this up

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As a comment about Myrtle (Myrtus communis), wildflowers wrote:

Myrtle is a sweetly scented shrub that makes a lovely container plant in cooler climates, where it can be brought indoors over winter. Leaves, flowers, and berries are all edible; the leaves can be used as a substitute for bay leaves. Also, the leaves are very aromatic and are used medicinally and in aromatherapy.
Name: Taqiyyah
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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lovesblooms
Feb 5, 2015 12:40 PM CST
This is not popular, I guess--it took a moment for me to realize you weren't talking about crepe myrtles. Would be nice to have such a useful plant in the house...
Name: Christine
North East Texas (Zone 7b)
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wildflowers
Feb 5, 2015 2:44 PM CST
Useful and good smelling. I've read the wood is also good to use in the smokehouse when cooking.
May your life be like a wildflower, growing freely in the beauty and joy of each day --Native American Proverb

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