My Colby-Sawyer Experience

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175th Celebration

In 2012 the college celebrated 175 years as an institution of teaching and learning. Visit the 175th website for more information and to view photos of the events.

Periwinkle Vinca minor
Dogbane Apocynaceae family

Leaves are glossy and evergreen. This is a trailing plant with opposite leaves. The mid-vein is prominent and whitish.


Flowers are blue-violet (periwinkle blue!), with 5 petals that are asymetrical, forming an outlined whitish star shape in the middle. Flowers are about 1" wide and funnel shaped, with flaring lobes.

Form/habitat:Periwinkle is a creeping groundcover that has escaped from cultivation. It is often found along roadsides. 3-6" high. Blooms in April.

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