What is this under my vinca?

Asked October 9, 2019, 8:31 AM EDT

I clipped my annual vinca back and found all these black dots underneath. They remind me of moose poop. What are they?

Calvert County Maryland

1 Response

Much better than mouse droppings (and *especially* better than "moose poop" :) ),
we think these are the seeds of annual vinca, which grow in narrow pods, the dried remains of which you can see in the first photo.
Brush them into the garden and you might have some volunteers next year.