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    • Vinca major
  • English
    • Greater Periwinkle
    • Large Periwinkle
    • Blue Periwinkle
    • Bigleaf Periwinkle
  • Italian
    • Vinca maggiore
  • Spanish
    • vinca

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milagrosyepez

Date

September 15, 2014

Description

Vinca major is a trailing vine, spreading along the ground and rooting along the stems to form dense masses of groundcover individually 2–5 m across and scrambling up to 50–70 cm high.
The leaves are opposite, nearly orbicular at the base of the stems and lanceolate at the apex, 3–9 cm long and 2–6 cm broad, glossy dark green with a leathery texture and an entire but distinctly ciliate margin, and a hairy petiole 1–2 cm long.
The flowers are hermaphrodite, axillary and solitary, violet-purple, 3–5 cm diameter, with a five-lobed corolla. The calyx surrounding the base of the flower is 10–17 millimetres (0.39–0.67 in) long with hairy margins. The flowering period extends from early spring to autumn.

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coffearobusta42

Date

April 23, 2014 02:57 PM PDT

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Greater Periwinkle Vinca major

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digitalvapor

Date

August 7, 2014 05:04 PM PDT

Description

Oakhurst ln

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Greater Periwinkle Vinca major

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aztekium

Date

July 23, 2014 03:51 PM CDT

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everettjohns

Date

July 13, 2014

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Date

July 7, 2014 09:11 PM UTC

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Greater Periwinkle Vinca major

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michael

Date

May 11, 2014

Place

germia (Google, OSM)

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Date

March 9, 2014

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chrfreeist

Date

June 23, 2014 01:59 PM PDT

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Greater Periwinkle Vinca major

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kc412

Date

June 16, 2014

Description

Purple flower with some some strip
can find in lower level of chantry flat

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Greater Periwinkle Vinca major

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xuyang

Date

June 16, 2014 10:51 AM PDT

Description

purple flower and in middle of flower is white

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Greater Periwinkle Vinca major

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juancruzado

Date

May 27, 2014
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Description from Wikipedia

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.

No range data available.