Catharanthus roseus

Family (Traditional)Apocynaceae
SpeciesCatharanthus roseus G. Don
Common NameChurch Flower
Growth Habitforb
Plant NotesLeaf Persistance: Deciduous; Habit: forb; Woody/Herbaceous: herbaceous; Terrestrial/Aquatic: Terrestrial;
Leaf Arrangement: Opposite; Simple/Compound: Simple;
Fruit Color: ;
*Average C-Value: 0.0
C value
StatusNative; AGCP (UPL), EMP (UPL) (NWPL); GNR (Global Rank)
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This species has been reported in the counties highlighted in the interactive distribution map below. Click on a county to display the its name. Click the question mark icon () to view additional information about the ecoregions shown. In the map legend, there are links to toggle the visibility of the ecoregions and/or their labels. In addition, clicking on an ecoregion name will highlight that region on the map.

  • State Boundaries
  • Counties
  • Counties - Species Present
  • Southeastern Plains
    • Blackland Prarie
  • Blue Ridge Mountains
  • Ridge and Valley
  • Cumberland Plateau
  • Cumberland Mountains
  • Allegheny Plateau
  • Interior Plateau
    • Bluegrass Region
    • Nashville Basin
    • Pennyroyal Karst Plain
    • Western Highland Rim
    • Eastern Highland Rim


SynonymFull Citation
Ammocallis rosea Ammocallis rosea Small
Lochnera rosea Lochnera rosea (L.) K.Schum.
Vinca rosea Vinca rosea L.

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort.

Counties included on distribution map: Jefferson (KY), Madison (KY), Hamilton (TN), Knox (TN), Rutherford (TN), Williamson (TN)

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: APSC, BEREA, TENN, UCHT, MTSU

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1981 - 1981

Accession No. (click for full details) County State Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
BEREA002236 Madison Kentucky
Catharanthus roseus
BEREA002233 Madison Kentucky
Catharanthus roseus
BEREA002234 Madison Kentucky
Catharanthus roseus
TENN-V-0241249 Williamson Tennessee
Vinca rosea
UCHT023906 Hamilton Tennessee
Vinca rosea
APSC0075418 Jefferson Kentucky
Catharanthus roseus
TENN-V-0241248 Knox Tennessee
Vinca rosea
UCHT023909 Hamilton Tennessee
Vinca rosea
MTSU018331 Rutherford Tennessee 07 Jul 1981 Joao M. C. Ribeiro
Vinca rosea
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