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Collinsia grandiflora  Lindl.
Giant blue eyed mary,   Large flowered collinsia
Collinsia grandiflora is an annual herb that is native to California, and also found elsewhere in western North America.
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Genus: Collinsia
Family: Plantaginaceae  
(Scrophulariaceae)
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Coastal Prairie
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
JEFCollinsia grandiflora var. pusilla
PLANTSCollinsia parviflora var. grandiflora
Information about  Collinsia grandiflora from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
Jepson eFlora

USDA PLANTS Profile (COGR2)

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[Wikipedia] Range, Description: Collinsia grandiflora is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family known by the common names giant blue eyed Mary and large-flowered collinsia. This wildflower is native to western North America from British Columbia to northern California where it grows in coniferous understory and woodland. Description This is an erect annual herb reaching about 35 centimeters in maximum height. It produces a thin stem and narrow leaves and looks grasslike before flowering. It produces a showy inflorescence which is separated into interrupted levels, with each level producing a row of one to several flowers. Each pea-like flower is just over a centimeter wide and bright purple with white upper lips. The fruit is a capsule containing four seeds. The plant is relatively small, but its features are larger than most other Collinsia, hence its common names. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)


Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals. [web application]. 2024. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 04/24/2024).