Myrtus communis, the common myrtle, is a species of flowering plant in the myrtle family Myrtaceae. It is an evergreen shrub native to southern Europe, north Africa, western Asia, Macaronesia, and the Indian Subcontinent, and also cultivated.<ref>Template:Citation</ref>
For uses, see Myrtus.
This species,<ref>Template:Cite web</ref> and the more compact M. communis subsp. tarentina<ref>Template:Cite web</ref> have won the Royal Horticultural Society's Award of Garden Merit.<ref>Template:Cite web</ref>
Berries macerated in alcohol to make Mirto liqueur