Myrtle, Myrtus communis. This is from a series of Botanical artworks based on plants and herbs I Illustrated for The Eden Project, Cornwall. They were eventually made into authentic mediterranean style ceramic tiles and feature along one of the long walls in the Med’ Biome.
Any of these prints will compliment the home although I would envisage them being a nice touch to Kitchen or Dining areas.
Myrtus communis, the common myrtle or true myrtle, is native across the northern Mediterranean region (especially in the islands of Sardinia and Corsica, where it is locally known by the name of murta).The plant is an evergreen shrub or small tree, growing to 5 metres (16 ft) tall. The leaf is entire, 3–5 cm long, with a fragrant essential oil.The star-like flower has five petals and sepals, and numerous stamens. Petals usually are white. The flower is pollinated by insects.
The fruit is a round berry containing several seeds, most commonly blue-black in colour. A variety with yellow-amber berries is also present. The seeds are dispersed by birds that eat the berries.