Cloves are dried flower buds of a tree in the family Myrtaceae. Cloves are prized as spices because of their warm, sweet and aromatic taste. Cloves grown on the evergreen clove tree and they are picked unopened, while the flower buds are stil pinkish. When the clove buds dry, they turn brown in color. This spice is native to Indonesia, but it is now used in all cuisines of the world. They are very fragrant and aromatic, often used as incense, for production of perfumes and as an ant repeller.