Monday, March 28, 2011


We have all these little purple flowers outside the house. They seem to be ground flowers. I've no idea what they are. You can see the occasional bloom as early as February and though they bloom most in the early spring, it's not unusual to see them, to some degree, all year.

If you have any idea what these are, please let me know.


  1. The botanist in me had to rise to the challenge, because it looked really familiar. I think it's Vinca. Check this out:

  2. Periwinkle! Ah! Someone else suggested that to me once before, too. It doesn't QUITE match the pictures I see of it, online. And I don't know that the leaves are quite right. The leaves in my yard seem longer than typical periwinkle leaves. But maybe it's a variant?

    Thank you Cathy! The opposite of green thumb in me thanks the botanist in you! :)

  3. If you google images of periwinkle, or vinca minor, the leaves can look a bit different, more like what you have than what's on that original link I found.