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This alien has been around for a while in Australia so it has, like many British plants, acquired a number of colloquial names such as: Periwinkle, Vinca, Sorcerer's Violet, Big Leaf Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle and Blue Buttons. In the British Isles we know it as Greater Periwinkle to distinguish it from the smaller ground cover plant: Vinca minor (Lesser Periwinkle). It is found in south western Australia as well as the eastern states and Tasmania - usually near the coast where there are large urban populations are as it is usually a garden escape.

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Vinca major Blue Periwinkle

Near Pemberton, south west Australia, 20th August 2007

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Vinca major Blue Periwinkle

Pemberton, south west Australia, 20th August 2007

Added on 10th May 2012

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