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Greater Periwinkle

Vinca major


The violet-blue petals of the Greater Periwinkle are fused together toward the center of the flower, the corolla continuing into a short tube. The dark evergreen, shiny leaves are ovate and stalked with hairy edges. The 3-5cm solitary flowers are on show from March to May. It spreads very efficiently because the stems root where they touch the ground.


Found growing in hedgerows, woods and near houses.

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Malta, Malta

Spotted on May 19, 2013
Submitted on May 24, 2013

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