Abundant weed along stream draining into Puhoi River
Periwinkle (Vinca Major) is a vine like pant that has large dark green leaves and stem. The nonflowering stems tend to grow close to the ground while the flowering stems grow upright. It tends to spread rapidly. Periwinkle grows purpleish- blue flowers that have five equal petals fused at the base. They bloom sometime in spring.
Growing in a grassland.
Weed busting at Haast Primary School with Jon Sullivan (Lincoln University) and students Ben, Alisha, and Harry. Field photo by Ben, pressed photo by Murray Dawson.
Vinca major, with the common names bigleaf periwinkle, large periwinkle, greater periwinkle and blue periwinkle, is species of flowering plant in the family Apocynaceae, native to the western Mediterranean. Growing to 25 cm (10 in) tall and spreading indefinitely, it is an evergreen perennial, frequently used in cultivation as groundcover.