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Lesser Periwinkle

Observed: 28th March 2011 By: FenwickfieldFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in PlantsFenwickfield’s reputation in Plants
Lesser Periwinkle
Lesser Periwinkle (2)
Description:

Trailing evergreen perennial scrambles through and over vegetation in woods and shady areas,flower bluish-violet,widely naturalised

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Chris Metherell's picture

Vinca spp.

Flower size is not necessarily a good indicator when separating species of Vinca as the two species, V. major and V. minor overlap somewhat. I always look at the edges of the leaves. Minutely hairy in V. major, glabrous in V. minor. Generally foolproof.

Chris Metherell
BSBI VC Recorder
North Northumberland

corylus's picture

Vinca ID

Thanks for the help.What about leaf size ? Our V.minor has smaller darker leaves.I had a quick look at R.Phillips Perennial Garden Plants but only at photos.weeding has prioritized today.

Hazel Trevan