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Capers are the flower buds of the Caper Bush native to the Mediterranean and parts of Asia. They are picked, dried (usually in the sun) and pickled in a vinegar brine.
No. But both being Mediterranean in origin you will find them together in many different dishes.
Curt's answers are correct. I just wanted to mention that I have seen recipes for making your own caper substitute by pickling nasturtium flower buds.