Taxon  Report   8280 
Vinca major  L.
Vinca,  bigleaf periwinkle, greater periwinkle, periwinkle

Vinca major
© 2009 Barry Rice
Vinca major, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
The California Invasive Plant Council classifies its potential impact on native ecosystems as moderate   (plant profile / CalWeedMapper).

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Vinca major
© 2007 Neal Kramer
Genus: Vinca
escaped cultivar
Toxicity: MAJOR   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
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PLANTS: Vinca major var. variegata
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Jepson eFlora

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International Plants Names Index

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2015. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available:   (Accessed: Oct 07, 2015).

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