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Lesser Periwinkle - Vinca minor

Sue Abonyi

Sandy, United States

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Endemic to Central and Southern Europe, from Portugal and France North to the Netherlands and the Baltic States, East to the Caucasus and Turkey.
Also known as Myrtle or Creeping Myrtle in the United States, confused with the not related myrtles.

Commonly cultivated as evergreen ground cover in gardens, tolerates shadow.
Vincamine, its main alkaloide stimulates blood flow in the brain, is used as a nootropic agent in combating forgetfulness due to of aging.

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