Vinca major

Family Apocynaceae

Species Profile

Species classification Naturalised
Common namesBig Leaf Periwinkle, Blue Buttons, Blue Periwinkle, Greater Periwinkle, Periwinkle, Sorcerer's Violet, Vinca
SynonymsInformation unavailable
Growth formHerb
Seed dispersal morphologyInformation unavailable
Maximum height (m)0.5
Capable of vegetative reproductionYes
Native rangeNorthern Africa, Europe, Mediterranean
Exotic range (Australia)ACT, NSW, QLD, SA, TAS, VIC, WA, Lord Howe Island, Norfolk Island
Exotic range (other)North America, Oceania, Mediterranean, Pacific Ocean Islands
Habitat types (exotic)Coastal vegetation/sand dunes, Forest, Garden escape, Grasslands, Riparian systems, Roadsides, Urban areas, gardens and parks, Wastelands
Soil type (exotic)Fertile, Most soil types, Silt
Decade of introduction1840

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Climate scenario Australia ACT NSW NT QLD SA TAS VIC WA
Current climate 342424182230353328
RCP 8.5 2035 342424182230353328
RCP 8.5 2065 342424182230333126

Maps of Habitat Suitability & Recorded Occurrences

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Current suitable habitat

2035 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

2065 suitable habitat
(RCP 8.5)

Recorded occurrences

Recorded occurrences


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