Spring Wildflowers

Invasive Plants to be Avoided -

Periwinkle or myrtle (Vinca minor)

Member of the Apocynaceae (Dogbane) family.  This plant has asymmetric petals that create a pinwheel effect with a star outlined in the center.  The leaves are glossy and evergreen.  Blooming March - June, periwinkle is a creeping ground cover often spreading from gardens.  While still commonly available in nurseries, these plants should be avoided as they can spread to natural areas and pose a threat to native species.

To learn more about Periwinkle , visit its profile at the USDA Plants Database