Note: ☞ The name is also popularly but wrongly applied in America to two creeping plants, the blue-flowered periwinkle and the yellow-flowered moneywort. In the West Indies several myrtaceous shrubs are called myrtle.
Etymology: F. myrtil bilberry, prop., a little myrtle, from myrte myrtle, L. myrtus murtus, Gr. my`rtos; cf. Per. mūrd