Periwinkle

Posted by
Don (Spokane, United States) on 4 May 2010 in Plant & Nature.

Today I took a picture of my first blossom in my tiny garden. It seemed fitting that it was a periwinkle."Originally a native of southern Europe, plants were brought over by the colonists, and now it has naturalized over much of the Northeast. "Periwinkle" is thought to be an old Slavic word, pervinka, meaning "first" and referring to the early spring flowers."