Common Periwinkle

Vinca minor

Common periwinkle (Vinca minor) is a small evergreen plant with showy white or purple flowers. This invasive plant is capable of forming dense mats which supress native plant species found on the forest floor.

Currently only located in the Lower Mainland of BC, common periwinkle can be found high soil moisture locations such as forested areas or water courses.

Common periwinkle is an evergreen vine-like plant with glossy dark green leaves; they have white or purple five pedalled flowers that are roughly 10cm in diameter.

Due its rapid growing capability and its ability to withstand poor growing conditions, common periwinkle continues to spread through BC. In order to prevent further spread of this species please be ‘PlantWise’ when selecting ornamental plants for gardens. Use alternative non-invasive species in place.