Vinca minor


Family: Apocynaceae

Weed class: monitor list
Native to: Europe

Why Is It a Noxious Weed?

This plant is on the monitor list - it is not a listed noxious weed in Washington. Please contact its sponsor State Weed Board at to report locations of where plants are found growing outside of ornamental plantings.

How would I identify it?

General Description

Periwinkle is a trailing, evergreen groundcover with dark green opposite leaves.

For More Information

WTU image database information Vinca minor webpage on Vinca minor

Whatcom County NWCB Fact Sheet on periwinkle

Additional Photos