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Greater Periwinkle

Vinca major     Fr: Pervenche, Grande

 Periwinkle, Greater photo periwinkle-greater040b.jpg

The greater periwinkle is an evergreen, creeping plant with long trailing or arching stems. The flowers are carried in the short, ascending stems about 30 cm long.

Flowers. Mar-May

Flower. The flowers are bluish-purple, 30-50 mm.

Leaves. Shiny, bright-green broad leaves with a blunt base with hairy margins; 6 cm long.

Habitat. Shady areas and damp ground.

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