Flower / Plant:
Common Name: periwinkle,Lesser periwinkle, dwarf periwinkle,Creeping Myrtle. Family: Apocynaceae. Genus: Vinca. Binomial name: Vinca minor. height: 6-12 in. (15-30 cm). Evergreen leaves, Flowers are violet-purple, 2-3 cm diameter, with a five-lobed corolla. The fruit is a pair of follicles 2.5 cm long. This plant thrives in shade, slopes, under trees and as a ground cover.