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Greater Periwinkle / Αγριολίτσα

Vinca major

Description:

Perennial plant, climbing or sneaking, with large, smooth lobes, often cardioid in the base with short stalk. Blue-violet, single-breasted flowers, 4-5 cm in diameter, pentamers, with inner scallop tube and long stem.

Habitat:

It is almost everywhere on mainland Greece and the islands in wet, shady places. Cultivated as ornamental.

Notes:

The use of wildflower as a medicinal herb returns to antiquity. Dioscourdes refers to this as a "thorn, dirty, laurel, myrrh or polygon" and attributes to its leaves and stems many therapeutic properties for the treatment of toothache, dysentery and diarrhea.

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Tania17
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Tania17

Αιγαίο, Greece

Spotted on Feb 9, 2018
Submitted on Feb 15, 2018

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