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Here are a few fascinating facts about the color Periwinkle Blue.


What is the color Periwinkle?

From Wikipedia: Periwinkle is a color in the blue and purple family. Its name is derived from the lesser periwinkle or myrtle herb (Vinca minor) which bears flowers of the same color.

The color periwinkle is also called lavender blue. The color periwinkle may be considered a pale tint of blue or a "pastel blue"


What was the first recorded use of the color periwinkle?

The first recorded use of periwinkle as a color name in English was in 1895.


How is Periwinkle blue used in Popular culture?

Periwinkle blue is the color for esophageal and stomach cancer awareness ribbons, and for anorexia nervosa and bulimia. It is also the color for pulmonary hypertension awareness ribbons.
The "downvote" of the popular website Reddit is identified as periwinkle, and one of the two "teams" of the site's April Fools event in 2013 was named for the color.
Periwinkle was added to the Crayola palette in 1949.
Periwinkle is Tinker Bell's sister in Tinker Bell and the Secret of the Wings


Are there other Wikipedia quotes about Periwinkle?

Sure enough!

In fauna:

Periwinkle, a common name for a number of gastropod molluscs in the family LittorinidaeCommon periwinkle (Littorina littorea)
Austrolittorina unifasciata
Periwinkle, a regional name for the caddisfly larva
In flora:

Catharanthus or Madagascar periwinklesCatharanthus roseus or rosy periwinkle
Vinca or European periwinklesVinca major or greater periwinkle
Vinca minor or lesser periwinkle
Vinca herbacea or herbaceous periwinkle
In other uses:

Periwinkle (color), a pale shade of blue
Periwinkle (film), a 1917 silent film by James Kirkwood
USS Periwinkle (1864), a steamer procured by the Union Navy during the American Civil War
Periwinkle Run, a stream in Ohio
Periwinkle, a character in Blue's Clues
Periwinkle, a character in The Bellflower Bunnies
Periwinkle, a character in the 2012 animated film Secret of the Wings from Disney
Periwinkle, the main character in Patricia A. McKillip's book, The Changeling Sea