A clove is a dried flower bud of the clove tree; it is considered a fruit for purposes of heraldic classification. The clove is a period charge, found in the arms of the Worshipful Company of Grocers, 1532 [Bromley & Child 129]. Its “proper” tincture is dark brown.
There is also the “Japanese clove” (choji), a highly stylized rendering used in Mon [Hawley 35]. No period instances of its use have been adduced, but at this writing it remains acceptable for Society use.
Gwyneth Espicier bears: Argent, a cinnamon tree eradicated vert within a bordure wavy azure semy of cloves argent.
Michael o Glofau bears: Gules, a clove Or.
Yamakado Choji bears: Sable, a Japanese clove within three crane’s heads couped at the shoulders in annulo argent.