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Vinca minor


Vinca minor
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Copyright: Luis alberto (semprempe) Silver Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 34 W: 4 N: 140] (974)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2012-03-20
Categories: Flowers
Camera: Canon EOS 350D Digital, EF 75-300mm III USM
Exposure: f/5.6, 1/125 seconds
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Date Submitted: 2012-04-03 16:00
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Vinca minor
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Vinca minor

Vinca minor plant
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Gentianales
Family: Apocynaceae
Genus: Vinca
Species: V. minor
Binomial name
Vinca minor
L.
Vinca minor, Lesser periwinkle and Dwarf periwinkle, is a plant native to central and southern Europe, from Portugal and France north to the Netherlands and the Baltic States, and east to the Caucasus, and also in southwestern Asia in Turkey. Other vernacular names used in cultivation include Small periwinkle, Common periwinkle, and sometimes in the United States, Myrtle or Creeping myrtle [1], although this is misleading, as the name myrtle normally refers to the Myrtus species.


Leaf margins for comparison; Vinca minor above, Vinca major below; note hairless margin of V. minor, hairy margin of V. major.

Vinca minor is a trailing, viny subshrub, spreading along the ground and rooting along the stems to form large clonal colonies and occasionally scrambling up to 40 cm high but never twining or climbing. The leaves are evergreen, opposite, 2-4.5 cm long and 1-2.5 cm broad, glossy dark green with a leathery texture and an entire margin.
The flowers are solitary in the leaf axils and are produced mainly from early spring to mid summer but with a few flowers still produced into the autumn; they are violet-purple (pale purple or white in some cultivated selections), 2-3 cm diameter, with a five-lobed corolla. The fruit is a pair of follicles 2.5 cm long, containing numerous seeds.
The closely related species Vinca major is similar but larger in all parts, and also has relatively broader leaves with a hairy margin.
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Bonjour Luis,
Le cadrage me paraît un peu trop large mais le sujet est tout de même relativement bien valorisé dans une belle lumière qui restitue, entre autres, sa couleur naturelle.
A bientôt sur TN pour de nouvelles aventures.
Gérard

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