Systems Affected (standardized):
riparian/aquatic, rangeland, forest/woodland
Regions(s) present (updated by AB):
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
Roots at the nodes, forming mats and extensive infestations. Intentionally planted as an ornamental.
Native Regions in OK:
Current and past designations:
Present in OK?
Present in Bordering States?
TX, NM, MO, AR, LA
Has Legal Status in BS?