Giant steps periwinkle (Vinca major)
Vinca (from Latin vincire "to bind, fetter") or Periwinkle is a genus of five species in the family Apocynaceae, native to Europe, northwest Africa and southwest Asia. Vinca major (commonly known as Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle or Blue Periwinkle) is a Flowering plant native to southern Plants are living Organisms belonging to the kingdom Plantae. The flowering plants or angiosperms ( Angiospermae or Magnoliophyta) are the most widespread group Magnoliopsida is the Botanical name for a class of Flowering plants By definition the class will include the family Magnoliaceae, but its Gentianales are an order of Flowering plants included within the Asterid group of Dicotyledons The circumscription of Gentiales in the Cronquist Carl Linnaeus (Latinized as Carolus Linnaeus, also known after his ennoblement as, May 23 new style (13 May old style 1707 who laid the foundations for Vinca herbacea ( Herbaceous Periwinkle) is a Flowering plant native to eastern and southeastern Europe, from Austria south to Vinca major (commonly known as Large Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle or Blue Periwinkle) is a Flowering plant native to southern Vinca minor ( Lesser Periwinkle) is a Plant native to central and southern Europe, from Portugal and France north to Latin ( lingua Latīna, laˈtiːna is an Italic language, historically spoken in Latium and Ancient Rome. The common name periwinkle is shared with the related genus Catharanthus. Catharanthus ( Madagascar Periwinkle) is a genus of eight species of Herbaceous Perennial plants seven endemic to the island of
They are subshrubs or herbaceous, and have slender trailing stems 1-2 m (3-6 feet) long but not growing more than 20-70 cm (8-30 inches) above ground; the stems frequently take root where they touch the ground, enabling the plant to spread widely. A subshrub ( Latin suffrutex) is a Horticultural rather than strictly botanical category of Woody Perennial plant. A herbaceous plant (or in botanical use a Herb) is a Plant that has leaves and stems that die down at the end of The leaves are opposite, simple broad lanceolate to ovate, 1-9 cm (0. In Botany, a leaf is an above-ground Plant organ specialized for Photosynthesis. 25-3. 5 inches) long and 0. 5-6 cm (0. 25-2. 25 inches) broad; they are evergreen in four species, but deciduous in the herbaceous V. herbacea, which dies back to the root system in winter. In Botany, an Evergreen plant is a plant having leaves all year round Botany Autumn leaf color. See --> In Botany and Horticulture, deciduous Plants, including Vinca herbacea ( Herbaceous Periwinkle) is a Flowering plant native to eastern and southeastern Europe, from Austria south to Vinca will spread extremely fast.
The flowers, produced through most of the year, are salverform (like those of Phlox), simple, 2. A flower, also known as a bloom or Blossom, is the reproductive structure found in Flowering plants (plants of the division Magnoliophyta, also Phlox (pronounced /flɒks/ or "flocks" from the Latin for a flame-colored flower which is from the Greek φλόξ meaning 'flame' plural "phlox" 5-7 cm (1-3 inches) broad, with five usually violet (occasionally white) petals joined together at the base to form a tube. The fruit consists of a group of divergent follicles; a dry fruit which is dehiscent along one rupture site in order to release seeds. The term fruit has different meanings dependent on context and the term is not synonymous in Food preparation and Biology. In botany a follicle is a dry unilocular many-seeded Fruit formed from one carpel and dehiscing by the ventral suture in order to release seeds such as in Larkspur Dehiscence is the spontaneous opening at maturity of a plant structure such as a Fruit, Anther, or Sporangium, to release its contents
Vinca minor (above), Vinca major (below); leaves for comparison
Vinca minor (above), Vinca major (below); leaf margins for comparison; note hairless margin of V. minor, hairy margin of V. major