Myrtle (also known as Periwinkle)
Vinca minor L.
|Flower||Five-petal blue flower up to 1
inch across on short, erect stems which rise above the leaves.
|Leaf||Shiny, leathery leaves appear in pairs along the stem. Leaves stay green all year.|
|Notes||The stems are smooth and lay on the ground like vines creating a dense ground cover. This plant is used as ground cover in landscaping and have escaped and are often found near abandoned homesteads, cemeteries, and roadsides.|