Catharanthus roseus

Catharanthus roseus

Catharanthus roseus

(Pink Periwinkle, Vinca)

FAMILY

Apocynaceae

Species

Catharanthus roseus

Common name(s)

Pink Periwinkle, Vinca, Madagascan Periwinkle

Flower colour; life form

Flowers white to pink. Erect herb to about 50 cm tall

Distinguishing features

White latex, leaves opposite. Flowers tubular, corolla lobes to 4 cm diameter, white to pink. A garden escape, often found growing on sandy dunes along the coast,.

Catharanthus roseus