The Darlington Star

Greater Periwinkle (Vinca major var. oxyloba)  Photo: Janet Higgins

This striking variation of Greater Periwinkle was clambering around a roadside verge. 

Typical Greater Periwinkle flowers have purplish-blue, obliquely truncate petals, whereas in var. oxyloba the corolla-lobes are violet-blue, acute and much narrower giving the flowers a star-like appearance.

Janet Higgins