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|Species: Vinca minor|
The flowers of common periwinkle are 1" with lopsided petals and a star in the center.
The leaves are evergreen, glossy, and paired. The plant is a creeping vine that stands at 6" in height.
Habitat & Range
Common periwinkle grows on forest floors. It is native to Europe, and it is invasive in North America where it escaped from gardens.
The flowers bloom from April to June.
Common periwinkle is an herbaceous perennial.
Featured image by James Dake.