Ceylon clove is a highly prized and expensive  spice. The hardy clove plant grows widely and easily including in home gardens.

Prized for its distinct flavour and aroma, and also for its medicinal qualities, cloves are the immature buds of the evergreen tree Syzygium aromaticum , also known as Eugenia caryophyllus of the Myrtaceae family.

A fully grown clove tree is about 15-20 metres tall and has smooth grey bark. Ceylon Clove is notably richer in oil than the clove varieties produced elsewhere in the world.

Here are some photos of freshly plucked flower bud of the clove tree which are dried and used as a spice and for medical purposes.

A clove tree 
Branches laden with the clove flower bud 
The flower buds are plucked & dried to be used as a spice in cooking or for medicinal purposes 
Cloves are a great home remedy for quick relief from a tooth ache
It's a must have spice in Sri Lankan homes