The Periwinkle (Vinca major) is an evergreen, perennial flowering plant in the Apocynaceae family. It is also called the Blue Periwinkle.
It is native to the Mediterranean, Europe, and northern Africa.
It grows to 25 centimetres (10 inches) tall. It is a creeping or trailing vine, often grown as a groundcover.
Its leaves are dark and glossy with a leathery texture. The violet, purple, blue flowers are hermaphroditic. They are 3-5 centimetres in diameter (1-2 inches).
The Periwinkle blooms from early spring to autumn.
Photographed in the Botanical Garden, Paris, April 2021.
Photographer: Martina Nicolls