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Greater Periwinkle

A common garden escape in hedges and on banks near houses.



Common Name Greater Periwinkle
Scientific Name Vinca major
Species Group Garden Escapes
Interest Level
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Identification Notes
Primary Habitat
Family Periwinkle family - Apocynaceae
Status Restricted
Flower Colour Group Blue
  • 03 - March
  • 04 - April
  • 05 - May
Preferred Environment
Look for Large blue flowers with a pales mauve centre
Additional Identification Notes
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