1. Vinca

noun. periwinkles: low creeping evergreen perennials.


  • family Apocynaceae
  • dicot genus
  • Apocynaceae
  • magnoliopsid genus
  • dogbane family
  • genus Vinca

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Sentences with vinca-rosea

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Garlands were once fashioned from the flowers to protect the wearer from evil spirits, according to, while the French came to see vinca rosea as an emblem of friendship.

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Today, many still believe in the spiritual power of vinca rosea.

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Propagated as both an annual and perennial, vinca rosea has a glossy, deep green, oval leaf and blooms with long-lasting, five-petal pink, lilac or white flowers.

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With the botanical name Catharanthus roseus, vinca rosea is also commonly called Madagascar periwinkle, rose periwinkle and cape periwinkle.