Vinca minor

Tracheophyta MagnoliopsidaApocynaceaeVincaVinca minor

Ecology

A perennial herb of woodland, roadside banks and verges, waste places and rubbish tips. Generally lowland, but reaching 380 m at Glenlivet (Banffs.).

Status

Archaeophyte

World Distribution

Apparently native to S., W. & C. Europe, C. & S. Russia and the Caucasus, but the limits of the native range have been obscured by its spread in cultivation.

Broad Habitats

Light (Ellenberg): 4

Moisture (Ellenberg): 6

Reaction (Ellenberg): 7

Nitrogen (Ellenberg): 7

Salt Tolerance (Ellenberg): 0

January Mean Temperature (Celsius): 3.7

July Mean Temperature (Celsius): 15.3

Annual Precipitation (mm): 893

Height (cm): 15

Perennation - primary

Perennial

Life Form - primary

Chamaephyte

Woodiness

Herbaceous

Clonality - primary

Extensively creeping and rooting at nodes

Count of 10km squares in Great Britain: 1359

Count of 10km squares in Ireland: 122

Count of 10km squares in the Channel Isles: 8

Atlas Change Index: 0.48

Weighted Changed Factor: 42

Weighted Change Factor Confidence (90%)

21

JNCC Designations

NBNSYS0000003953

Atlas text references

Atlas (206c)
Meusel H, Jäger E, Rauschert S, Weinert E
1978.  Vergleichende Chorologie der zentraleuropäischen Flora. Volume 2. 2 vols.