The caper bush (Capparis spinosa) belongs to Capparaceae (the Caper family). It is an evergreen shrub that is native to almost all the circum-Mediterranean countries. This shrub is many-branched, grows on the cray rocky hillsides, and up about 90 cm in height. The leaves are alternate, thick and shiny, and round to ovate. It flowers from March to August. The flowers are sweetly fragrant, with four sepals and four white to pinkish-white petals, and many long violet-colored stamens, and a single stigma rising well above the stamens. The salted and pickled caper bud is used as a seasoning or garnish. The mature fruit of the caper shrub are prepared similarly and marketed as caper berries.