Wild Flowers Provence

Identify wild flowers, trees, shrubs, orchids and other plants in Provence, France.

Environ 2800 photos de près de 700 plantes sauvages.  Comment le voir en français.
Around 2800 photos of nearly 700 wild plants.
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Vinca difformus

Pervence intermédiaire
Intermediate Periwinkle

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Additional information

Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

30-70 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Elliptic

Height

50 cm

Description

Periwinkles are evergreen, ground-cover plants with creeping stems up to 2 m.

Flowers

Flowers whitish-blue, single, on long stalks growing out of the leaf axil. Salver-shaped.

Leaves

Elliptic oval leaf, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Oval to long, pointed, opposite on the stem.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: forked, 4-5 cm.

Medical

Leaves: the active ingredient ‘vincamine’, is extracted from the leaves. It dilates the veins in the brain, increasing bloodflow and improving memory.

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