Vinca minor

Vinca minor

  • Vinca minor
  • Vinca minor
  • Vinca minor
  • Vinca minor
  • Vinca minor
  • Vinca minor
  • Flower name
    Vinca minor
  • Scientific name
    Vinca minor
  • AliasVinca minor, ビンカ ミノール, 姫蔓日々草
  • Place of originmiddle European to Caucasus
  • Place of floweringGarden
  • Flowering seasonMarch, April, May, June, July

What is Vinca minor

Vinca major (scientific name: Vinca minor) is a middle-European to Caucasus native origin and is a cold-resistant rusty evergreen shrub of the family Apocynaceae. It is a herbaceous tree with a small herring Vinca major and is also called scientific name Vinca Minor. Between spring and early summer, blue-purple flowers bloom upright flower stalks. Compared to Vinca Major (Vinca major), flowers and leaves are small, but cold resistance is strong and it is suitable for cold areas. On the other hand, it is weak for the heat. Besides being used as a garden cover of the flower bed, it is used as a medicinal herb / herb that has the effect of improving the function by purifying the blood of the brain and improving neurological and psychiatric symptoms. The differences between Tsuruichiroku and Pleurotus chinensis are as follows. Flower language is "gentle memory". Vinca major has large flowers and leaves, heat tolerance, calyx hair, roots from branches. Vinca minor has small flowers and leaves are small, cold-resistant, calyx is not hairy, roots come from branches.

Common name: Vinca minor, Scientific name: Vinca minor L., aka: Periwinkle, Common Periwinkle, Lesser Periwinkle, Place of origin: Central Europe to Caucasus, Flower size: 2 to 2.5 cm, flowering period: March to July, Flower color: Blue purple, pink, white.


  • Order
    Gentianales
  • Family
    Apocynaceae
  • Genus
    Vinca
  • Species
    V. minor
  • Type of flower
    Radial symmetrical flower
  • Array of flower
    Monopetal inflorescence
  • Petal shape
    Tubular
  • Leaf type
    ovoid
  • Edge of the leaf
    All edges
  • Life typecold-resistant rusty evergreen shrub
  • Flower colorsPurple
  • Colors of the leavesGreen
  • Fruit colorGreen
  • Height10.0 ~ 60.0 cm
  • Diameter of flower2.0 ~ 2.5 cm

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