Species: 

Vinca major

Common Name: 

greater periwinkle

Systems Affected (standardized): 

riparian/aquatic, rangeland, forest/woodland

Regions(s) present (updated by AB): 

NE, SE

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Impacts: 

Forms mats and extensive infestations even under forest canopies by vines rooting at nodes. In riparian areas of California, bigleaf periwinkle is an important year-round host to the bacteria causing Pierce's disease, a threat to California's vineyards. replacement of native vegetation may have cascading effects on other organisms.

Source? likely to be reintroduced: 

Grown as an ornamental ground cover. Available to buy

Info Blurb: 

Roots at the nodes, forming mats and extensive infestations. Intentionally planted as an ornamental.

Native Regions in OK: 

NONE

Current and past designations: 

AR

Present in OK?

Yes

Present in Bordering States?

TX, NM, MO, AR, LA

Has Legal Status in BS?

NONE