Friday, July 9, 2010

Vinca Major

The blue flowers of the Vinca major vine are very attractive. Although its cousin Vinca minor is very common in the tropical region, Vinca major is rare. I found this plant in the Himalayas.
The alkaloid Vincamine which is used by the pharmaceutical industry is extracted from the plant. The flowers are used in homeopathic remedies.

7 comments:

  1. Glad you found Vinca major. I was hoping someone would post one as I would like to learn more about this plant. The blue must be really attractive ;-)

    Have a great weekend!

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  2. Wow! It has a nice brilliant blue colour! I love the flowers of vinca too, especially those with mixed colours.

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  3. 先為別人的快樂著想,是超人;先為自己的快樂著想,是凡人;使別人不快樂,自己也不快樂的,是笨人。..................................................

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