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Lesser Periwinkle

Vinca minor     Fr: Pervenche, Petite

 Periwinkle, Lesser photo periwinkle-lesser0001b.jpg

The lesser periwinkle is very similar to the greater (above); the main distinction being in the leaves.

Flowers. Feb-May

Flower. The flowers are bluish-purple, 25-30 mm

Leaves. Shiny, bright-green elliptical or lanceolate leaves with smooth margins; 3-4 cm long.

Habitat. Shady areas and damp ground, and sometimes on open, rocky ground.

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