Calflora
Taxon  Report   8280    
Vinca major  L.
Bigleaf periwinkle,  Greater periwinkle, Vinca
Vinca major, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it has been naturalized in the wild.
Cal-IPC rating: Moderate
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Bloom Period
Family: APOCYNACEAE  
Genus: Vinca

Toxicity: MAJOR

Communities: escaped cultivar

Name Status:
Accepted by ICPN + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTS: Vinca major var. variegata
More information about  Vinca major

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: Sep 21, 2020).