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Vinca major

La grande pervenche
Greater Periwinkle

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

purple,

blue

Flower size

30-50 mm

Flowering months

February,

March,

April,

May

Leaf type

Lanceolate,

Ovate

Height

30 cm

Description

An evergreen that can spread up to 5 m.

Flowers

Flowers bluish-violet, solitary.

Leaves

Ovate leaf is egg-shaped, wider at base, Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle {end-tooltip}. Egg-shaped to long, pointed, opposite on the stem; shiny, dull green, with hairy margins, 4 cm.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: forked, 4-5 cm.

Medical

Flowering plant: generally used to stop bleeding, internally as well as externally, reduces blood pressure and dilates coronary and peripheral blood vessels.

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