Trailing perennial herb, freely rooting; stems spreading, 10-60 cm long, branching.
Opposite, egg-shaped to egg-shaped-lanceolate, squared-off or somewhat heart-shaped at the base, margins fringed with small hairs (ciliate), 3-9 cm long.
Solitary, bluish-purple, usually 30-50 mm wide, up to 4 per stem, calyx lobes ciliate.
Long cylindric pods without tufts of hair, 3-5 cm long.
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Illustration Source: The Illustrated Flora of British Columbia
Synonyms and Alternate Names:
Vinca major var. variegata Louden
1. Flowers usually 20-30 mm wide, usually solitary; calyx lobes glabrous; leaves narrowed at the base............V. minor
1. Flowers usually 30-50 mm wide, up to 4 per stem; calyx lobes ciliate; leaves squared-off or somewhat heart-shaped at the base............. V. major