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Greater Periwinkle

Vinca major

Plant Data

Order:
Brassicales
Family:
Brassicaceae (Cabbage)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
5 violet blue petals, solitary, up to 5cm wide.
Fruit:
Narrow and cylindrical, up to 5cm long. Fruit splits open and releases its 3 to 5 seeds.
Leaves:
Evergreen. Opposite, ovate, dark green, glossy and hairless leaves with entire margins.
Maximum Size:
150cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
Poisonous.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Band Plant, Bigleaf Periwinkle, Blue Buttons, Blue Periwinkle, Creeping Myrtle, Cut-finger, Flower of Death, Grave Myrtle, Ground Myrtle, Large Periwinkle, Large-leaved Periwinkle, Quater, Sorcerer's Violet.
Habitats:
Gardens, hedgerows, roadsides, wasteland, woodland.