Vinca major
bigleaf periwinkle

Vinca major
Vinca major
Photo courtesy Renee Brecht
Britton & Brown Line Drawing
Botanical name: Vinca major
Common name: bigleaf periwinkle
Group: dicot
Family: Apocynaceae
Growth type: forb/herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: introduced
Plant height: to 12"
Foliage: evergreen, ground cover, opposite
Flower: blue-violet
Flowering time: flowers June-July
Habitat: escaped from cultivation
Range in New Jersey: unknown; not listed in USDA or Hough but found in Cape May County
Heritage ranking, if any: n/a
Misc. More common is the common periwinkle, Vinca minor.