Myrtle (Myrtaceae family) is an evergreen, aromatic bushy shrub with small, ovate, pointed leaves in opposite pairs. It is a plant that is characteristic of the Mediterranean scrubland. In June, it produces beautiful white flowers, which attract pollen-feeding insects. The fruit is a small blue-black berry and an ancient herb. When steeped in wine, the result is "myrtle wine" - a beverage well known by the Romans and still popular today in Corsica.