Calflora
Taxon  Report   2283    
Collinsia multicolor  Lindl. & Paxton
San Francisco blue eyed mary,  San Francisco collinsia
Collinsia multicolor
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Collinsia multicolor
© 2001 Margo Bors
Collinsia multicolor
© 2008 Aaron Schusteff
Collinsia multicolor, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.
also called Collinsia franciscana
CNPS Rare Plant Rank: 1B.2 (rare, threatened, or endangered in CA and elsewhere).   8th Edition

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point, line, or polygon

one or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Collinsia multicolor
© 2009 Janell Hillman
Family: PLANTAGINACEAE  
Genus: Collinsia
Communities: Northern Coastal Scrub, Closed-cone Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 1.1; (weak indicator / indifferent)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
CNPS + PLANTS: Collinsia franciscana
More information about  Collinsia multicolor
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on PlantID.net   /   Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation

USDA PLANTS Profile (COMU)

Search the International Plants Names Index

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

website references from Google


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Nov 18, 2018).

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