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Blue periwinkle (Vinca major)

Potential Distribution | Present Distribution

Scientific name:Vinca major L.

Common Name:

Blue periwinkle


Not declared noxious in Victoria.


Widely cultivated and has become a problem in various ecosystems, found primarily in damp and seasonally moist sites in forest, woodlands and heathlands, as well as along waterways and drainage lines (Muyt 2001). Blue periwinkle invades dry coastal vegetation, heathland and heathy woodland, lowland grassland and grassy woodland, dry sclerophyll forest and woodland, damp sclerophyll forest, riparian vegetation, and warm temperate rainforest (Carr
et al 1992).

Photo: Blue Periwinkle
Blue periwinkle infestation
Photo: Mark Imhof
Photo: Blue Periwinkle Flower
Blue periwinkle flower
Photo: Mark Imhof

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