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Lesser Periwinkle - Vinca minor

Lesser Periwinkle isn't native to Europe and has been introduced to the Montreal area. It's a low growing, evergreen plant forming a large colony with many flowers, blooming from spring to mid-summer.

Common Names

  • Lesser Periwinkle (en)
  • Vinca menor (es)
  • Petite Pervenche (fr)
  • Kleines Immergrün (de)


  • Gentianales
  • Apocynaceae
  • Vinca minor

Where & When to Spot

The only place so far where I saw this species is Parc de la Visitation, in the forest just right of the entrance.

How to Identify

Lesser Periwinkle is a low growing evergreen plant forming a large colony with many flowers. A flower has 5 light violet petals.


Lesser Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

Lesser Periwinkle (Vinca minor)

A lower growing large colony forming flower blooming in spring and early summer.

Park Île-de-la-Visitation - 2021-05-15

NIKON Z 6; NIKKOR Z 24-70mm f/2.8 S; Focal Length 70mm; Exposure 1/2000; Aperture f/3.2; Iso 1000;

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