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Parrot's Feather

A popular aquatic garden plant that spreads with water currents, animals, boats/trailers and fishing gear. Dense stands can stagnate water, and increase breeding grounds for mosquitoes learn more »

Zebra/Quagga Mussels

These tiny freshwater mussels clog drains, damage infrastructure, and are very costly to control/eradicate learn more »

Giant Hogweed

A towering toxic invasive plant with WorkSafe BC regulations learn more »

European Fire Ant

A tiny ant with a toxic sting learn more »

Purple Loosestrife

An aggressive wetland invader that threatens plant and animal diversity learn more »

Orange Hawkweed

Also yellow, these invasive plants replace native vegetation along roadsides, and threaten areas not yet reforested learn more »

Japanese Knotweed

Grows aggressively through concrete, impacting roads and house foundations learn more »

Spotted Knapweed

A single plant spreads rapidly with up to 140,000 seeds per square metre learn more »

Scotch Broom

An evergreen shrub that invades rangelands, replaces forage plants, causes allergies in people, and is a serious competitor to conifer seedlings learn more »

Common Periwinkle

Species
Vinca minor

Common periwinkle (Vinca minor) is a small evergreen plant with showy white or purple flowers. This invasive plant is capable of forming dense mats which supress native plant species found on the forest floor.

Currently only located in the Lower Mainland of BC, common periwinkle can be found high soil moisture locations such as forested areas or water courses.

Common periwinkle is an evergreen vine-like plant with glossy dark green leaves; they have white or purple five pedalled flowers that are roughly 10cm in diameter.

Due its rapid growing capability and its ability to withstand poor growing conditions, common periwinkle continues to spread through BC. In order to prevent further spread of this species please be ‘PlantWise’ when selecting ornamental plants for gardens. Use alternative non-invasive species in place. 

Gallery: Common Periwinkle