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Collinsia linearis  A. Gray
Narrow leaf collinsia,   Narrowleaf blue eyed mary
Collinsia linearis is an annual herb that is native to California, and found only slightly beyond California borders.
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Genus: Collinsia
Family: Plantaginaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Douglas-Fir Forest, Yellow Pine Forest, Mixed Evergreen Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCollinsia rattanii var. linearis
Information about  Collinsia linearis from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[wikipedia] Range, Description: Collinsia linearis is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family known by the common name narrowleaf blue-eyed Mary. It is native to the coniferous forests of the Klamath Mountains in northern California and southern Oregon sometimes on serpentine soils. It has also been seen in the Sierra Nevada. Description Collinsia linearis is an annual herb producing an erect stem 10 to 40 centimeters tall with narrow leaves turned under at the edges. The inflorescence is a series of nodes, each bearing 1 to 5 flowers. Each flower arises on a pedicel coated in glandular hairs. The corolla of the flower angles sharply from the calyx of sepals. It is white to purple-tinted to deep purple-blue, and sometimes bicolored. There are two upper lobes and three lower lobes, the middle lower lobe forming a pouch. (contributed by Mary Ann Machi)

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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: 04/13/2024).