Calflora
Taxon  Report   1739    
Catharanthus roseus  (L.) G. Don
Madagascar periwinkle
Catharanthus roseus, a dicot, is a shrub (stem succulent) that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.
There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.
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Observation Search
(4 records)
one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle
Family: APOCYNACEAE  
Genus: Catharanthus

Wetlands: Occurs in non wetlands
Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Ammocallis rosea
PLANTS: Lochnera rosea
PLANTS: Vinca rosea
More information about  Catharanthus roseus

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]. 2020. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Aug 12, 2020).