Catharanthus roseus

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    Catharanthus roseus @ Okinawa Taketomijima
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    Catharanthus roseus @ Kiba Park
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    Catharanthus roseus @ Shinjuku Gyoen National Garden
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    Catharanthus roseus @ Kyoto Botanical Garden

Basic information

Flower Name
Catharanthus roseus
Formal Name
Catharanthus roseus
Alias
Madagascar periwinkle, rosy periwinkle
Habitat
Madagascar
Morph
annual herbaceous plant

Comment

What is Catharanthus roseus

Catharanthus roseus, Madagascar Periwinkle, periwinkle or rosy periwinkle (scientific name: Catharanthus roseus) is an annual herbaceous plant in the family Oleander native to Madagascar. It is a short, low-growing plant found in family gardens and flowerbeds from summer to autumn. The leaves are oval with distinct white veins longitudinally in the center. It produces a series of round, five-petaled flowers. As it is a member of the oleander family, all plants are poisonous.

Common name: Catharanthus roseus, scientific name: Catharanthus roseus, also known as sunflower, Madagascar Periwinkle, Periwinkle, rosy periwinkle, Place of origin: Madagascar, Type of life: annuals, height: 30-50 cm, Leaf shape: oblong, leaf color: green. Leaf margin: full margin, leaf inflorescence: crossed-paired, radial homologous flowers, Flower shape: tubular, high cup shape with 5 deep lobes at the tip, diameter 4-5 cm
Flowering season: July to October, Flower colors: white, peach, red, reddish purple and purple, Number of petals: 5, diameter: 3-4 cm, fruit type: capped, fruit type: berry, Use: Garden and potted plants.

Detailed information

Order
Gentian
Family
Oleander
Genus
Catharanthus roseus
Species
C. roseus
Flower type
Actinomorphic Flower
Flower array
Solitary Inflorescence
Petal shape
High cup
Leaf type
Oblong
Leaf edge
Entire Fringe
Flowering place
Garden
Color
Red, Pink, Violet, White
Season
JulAugSepOct
Height
30 ~ 50 [cm]
Diameter
4 ~ 5

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