Perennial. In flower during March, April and May. Evergreen.
Description of Genus:
Creeping perennial herbs, spreading along the ground and rooting along the stems to form large clonal colonies, never climbing. The leaves are evergreen, opposite and simple. The flowers are light purple or blue, solitary coming from the axils of the leaves. The corolla has 5 spreading lobes. These lobes are asymmetrical but actinomorphic, giving the appearance of fan blades.
Follicle, mistaken for a capsule.
Non-food, might be toxin in large quantities.
White Lesser Periwinkle
Carpet of white lesser periwinkles identified at Coxhole in Plymouth. April 2014.