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Vinca Minor “Bowles” Periwinkle

Posted by
Steven (Chicagoland, United States) on 18 May 2020 in Plant & Nature and Portfolio.

Spotted behind our garage is this periwinkle that we have never seen before. I figured it must have been a wild flower variety that grows with a dense groundcover. So I did a lot of "googling" before finally discovering its name. Some companies/nurseries are actually selling this, so I am not sure if it's "wild". We just have never seen this periwinkle before in our yard.

I captured multiple shots, hoping to get a good composition with multiple blooms, but this lone periwinkle really stood out as the best composition.

Photo captured May 7, 2020.

NIKON D7000 1/125 second F/8.0 ISO 220 105 mm

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Ginnie Hart from Netherlands

How precious, Steven. It's also one of my favorite colors.

18 May 2020 5:09am

Anne from France

Belle pervenche!

18 May 2020 5:15am

By Marie from Entre montagnes et Bretagne, France

Superb "Pervenche". I love its blue.

18 May 2020 6:05am

Ralf Kesper from Fröndenberg, Germany

Beautiful in light. Nice in colors.

18 May 2020 6:28am

Pascale MD from Occitanie, France

Joli photo de cette Pervenche. La lumière est jolie également.
Bonne journée Steven

18 May 2020 7:18am

lisl from Bath, United Kingdom

I find these wild and cultivated, Steven; and like you, I tried shots of more than one, but just the one needs to stand on its own as in your lovely picture

18 May 2020 7:43am

Gérard from Allauch, France

The velvety appearance of the petals is well rendered here.

18 May 2020 7:45am

Maryse from bordeaux, France

Il s'agit bien d'une jolie Pervenche et j'en ai aussi dans mon jardin sans que je ne l'ai plantée !!!
Bonne journée Steven

18 May 2020 8:33am

Existence Artistique from Angers, France


18 May 2020 8:39am

grouser from Ludlow, United Kingdom

Could be a garden escapee I guess. Lovely simple flower capture

18 May 2020 9:16am

willy from Belgium

une belle rprise de cette jolie Pervenche Steven

bon début de semaine

18 May 2020 9:52am

Marjolein from Westvoorne, Netherlands

Very beautiful are these flowers.
In Dutch "maagdenpalm"

18 May 2020 10:51am

Hiro from Kyoto, Japan

very nice find

18 May 2020 11:55am

Jolanda from Amsterdam, Netherlands

I learned from Marjolein this is Maagdenpalm. It's a beautiful flower.
Perfect picture

18 May 2020 12:34pm

Paleblue Photography from St. Catharines, Canada


18 May 2020 1:09pm

Dreams come true from Utrecht, Netherlands

This beautiful blue flower is put in the spotlight.
I like this photo.

18 May 2020 1:14pm

Olivier Rault from Caen, France

beautiful colors with nice light, well done

18 May 2020 1:49pm

Devi from Chennai, India

Aw!!! Looks just lovely !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

18 May 2020 2:44pm

Rose from United States

Soft and beautiful!

18 May 2020 2:46pm

omid from mashhad, Iran

such beautiful focus, colors & lights!

18 May 2020 4:58pm

Ruthiebear from Titusville, NJ, United States

Beautiful. I am seeing a lot of these in my garden these days

18 May 2020 6:30pm

sherri from Little Rock, Arkansas, United States

well, itsn't that special? a volunteer and so beautiful!

18 May 2020 7:29pm

Martine Girard from Brest, France

Quelle jolie petite fleur ! J'aime sa couleur.

18 May 2020 7:42pm

Michael Rawluk from Williams Lake, BC, Canada

So very beautiful. Wonderful colour.

18 May 2020 10:41pm

Harry from Apex, NC, United States

a cute colorful periwinkle

19 May 2020 12:43am

Elaine Hancock from Olney, United States

It is always so exciting to find a flower or plant that just seems to show up! I love the color! A beautiful image!

19 May 2020 1:28am

Elizabeth Buckalew from Flagstaff, United States

Such a pretty photo of your Vinca... I love the light!

19 May 2020 3:37am

Jypyä Pop from Turku, Finland

Nicely composed image. The black background is functional, it brings out the flower beautifully

19 May 2020 3:46am

Claudine/canelle from Lorient, France

Toute mignonne ...et très jolie

19 May 2020 5:48am

Ana Lúcia from Leiria, Portugal

Amazing detail on the petals.

19 May 2020 12:30pm

Remus from Portugal

It's a five-pointed star.
A gorgeous close-up photo. This flower is really simple and very beautiful.

19 May 2020 2:31pm

tataray from Charentes-Poitou, France

Très jolie sous cette belle lumière.

19 May 2020 5:51pm

yo from Ile de France, France

J'en ai dans mon jardin. Les feuilles sont panachées.
On en trouve aussi à l'état sauvage dans les bois.
Celle-ci est très belle !

19 May 2020 6:37pm

jeanmadis from Chonburi, Thailand

Oh... quelle est belle !
Je ne suis pas le seul à offrir de jolies fleurs.
Bonne journée.

20 May 2020 2:02am

karla from Omaha, United States

These are a popular groundcover. My dad (in Buffalo NY) grew these in a part of his garden and I have them as well in my garden. The flower should be attached to a longish stem with shiny dark green leaves that can intertwine with other plants. They can "escape" into areas they were not planted, so it's possible it sort of wandered in from another yard. I find the flowers difficult to photograph but you have a great image here.

26 Jun 2020 4:09am