Lesser Periwinkle ( Vinca minor )
Herbaceous plant, perennial
Height : .8m to 1.40m included
Origin : Mediterranean
Environment : groundcover in the shade of forests
Climate : warm, mild, temperate
The Lesser Periwinkle is a creeping low plant native of the Mediterranean area. It grows as ground species of warm and mild temperate forests, where it literally covers the ground, but it can be found also at the edge of the roads. Its leaves and flowers are symbols of truthfulness, friendship, and remembrance. It was also popular as symbol of virginity. Today it is used extensively in gardening to create flowerbeds.