Dig deeper at SERNEC, a consortium of southeastern herbaria.
You may also want to check Trees, Shrubs, and Woody Vines of North Carolina
Check out EDDMapS.org to see where this has been reported.
Read more about Vinca at Vascular Plants of North Carolina.
Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Asterids: Lamiids: Gentianales
Bigleaf Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle
Click or hover over the thumbnails to see larger pictures.
Gill Newberry gn03_v_major_plant
Peduncles 2-4cm long. Calyx lobes 6-12mm long and ciliate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Gill Newberry gn04_periwinkle_3
Flowers 3-5cm across, per Weakley's Flora.
JK Marlow jkm0404w_04
April Pickens County SC
SC Botanical Garden
Leaves membranous, triangular-ovate, per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
JK Marlow jkm180408_1093
April McCormick County SC
Leaves ciliate (vs. those of V. minor are not), per Vascular Flora of the Carolinas.
Gill Newberry gn05_v_major_habitat
Leaves ovate, broadest near base, deciduous to semi-evergreen; margins ciliate, per Weakley's Flora.