What is another word for Madagascar Periwinkle?

14 synonyms found


[ mˌadəɡˈaskə pˈɛɹɪwˌɪŋkə͡l], [ mˌadəɡˈaskə pˈɛɹɪwˌɪŋkə‍l], [ m_ˌa_d_ə_ɡ_ˈa_s_k_ə p_ˈɛ_ɹ_ɪ_w_ˌɪ_ŋ_k_əl]

Madagascar periwinkle is a beautiful but toxic plant that is commonly used for medicinal purposes. Also known as Vinca Rosea or Catharanthus roseus, Madagascar periwinkle has several synonyms such as Rosy Periwinkle, Old Maid, and Cape Periwinkle among others. It is a flowering plant that has versatile color schemes ranging from pink, white to lavender. The plant has gained a lot of popularity not only for its ornamental value but also due to its anti-cancer qualities. Madagascar periwinkle is also known for its ability to improve memory and treat various other medical conditions. Due to its numerous benefits, there is an ever-increasing demand for Madagascar periwinkle in the pharmaceutical industry.

Synonyms for Madagascar periwinkle:

How to use "Madagascar periwinkle" in context?

The Madagascar Periwinkle, Vinca minor, is a violet-colored, ground-hugging annual or perennial that is endemic to the island of Madagascar. The plant grows to a height of about 12 in (30 cm) and produces 2-5 cm long, cone-like flowers. The leaves are basal and ovate, green on the upper surface, covered with woolly bristle, and with a downy tip.

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