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Collinsia greenei  A. Gray
Greene's blue eyed mary,   Greene's collinsia
Collinsia greenei is an annual herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
Siskiyou Del Norte Modoc Humboldt Shasta Lassen Trinity Plumas Tehama Butte Mendocino Glenn Sierra Yuba Lake Nevada Colusa Placer Sutter El Dorado Yolo Alpine Napa Sonoma Sacramento Mono Amador Solano Calaveras Tuolumne San Joaquin Marin Contra Costa Alameda Santa Cruz Mariposa Madera San Francisco San Mateo Merced Fresno Stanislaus Santa Clara Inyo San Benito Tulare Kings Monterey San Bernardino San Luis Obispo Kern Santa Barbara Ventura Los Angeles Riverside Orange San Diego Imperial

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Genus: Collinsia
Family: Plantaginaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Ultramafic affinity: 5.2 - broad endemic

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Chaparral

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Information about  Collinsia greenei from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[calscape.org] Range, Description: Collinsia greenei is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family known by the common name Greene's blue-eyed Mary. It is endemic to northern California, where it grows in the coastal and inland mountains, including the North Coast Ranges and the Klamath Mountains. Its habitat includes chaparral and coniferous forest on serpentine soils. Collinsia greenei is an annual herb producing a very glandular-hairy purple-tinted green stem up to about 30 centimeters tall. The oppositely arranged leaves may be toothed or smooth on the edges. The inflorescence is an interrupted series of whorls bearing one to five flowers each. Each flower arises on an erect pedicel. The sepals are bluntly lobed and coated thickly in glandular hairs. The flower is one to 1. 5 centimeters long and royal purple in color, sometimes with a wash of white in the throat. It has two short upper lobes with their lips turned back, and three longer lower lobes arranged into a long pouch. (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]. 2023. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available: https://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: 11/28/2023).