Vinca minor

Other common names: Common Periwinkle, Myrtle

French names: Pervenche mineure

Family: Dogbane Family (Apocynaceae)

Flowers: Spring;  Blue/Violet;  5 parts (petals)

Leaves: Opposite/Whorled, Simple, Entire

Habitat: Forests

Books: Newcomb's Wildflower Guide: 256   

Native/Non-native: Non-native; Periwinkle is quite invasive. If you must have it in your garden care should be taken to not let it escape into adjoining forests.

For more information visit: Ontario Wildflowers

Photographs: 73 photographs available.

Range Map is at the bottom of the page

Range map for Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

PLEASE NOTE: A coloured Province or State means this species occurs somewhere in that Province/State.
The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs.

(Range map provided courtesy of the USDA website and is displayed here in accordance with their Policies)


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