Greater Periwinkle
Fact File
Taken at Barns Ness on 17th May 2018 using
Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode.




 



 
Greater Periwinkle.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Vinca major.
Apocynaceae.
Herbaceous, perennial.
Bigleaf Periwinkle, Blue Periwinkle
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

Moist undergrowth, woodlands, hedgerows and river banks.
Late May To July
Up to 25 cms. Spreading indefinitely
The latin name Vinca derives from the Latin word vincire, meaning bind, as the long creeping vines were once used to prepare garlands.