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Periwinkle, Vinca minor

Family of apocinaceae

In Spring this small plant, very common near woods or in bushes, covers with small pale blue flowers which have the plant's name.

Once it was used as haemostatic even if this property is not proved. It was also believed it had a stimulating effect for sexual desires.

Picture and text of Tebaldo Lorini
Translated by Gianna Toni

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