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Collinsia parryi  A. Gray
Parry's blue eyed mary,   Parry's collinsia
Collinsia parryi is an annual herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
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Genus: Collinsia
Family: Plantaginaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Chaparral
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

Alternate Names:
PLANTSCollinsia antonina ssp. purpurea
Information about  Collinsia parryi from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Description, Range: Collinsia parryi is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family known by the common name Parry's blue eyed Mary.[2] It is endemic to central and southern California, where it is found in the southern Coast Ranges and in the Transverse Ranges north and east of Los Angeles. This is an annual herb growing up to 40 centimeters tall with a spindly stem coated in fine hairs. The leaves are lance-shaped and may have dull teeth along the edges. Each flower is 4 to 10 millimeters long and is borne on a long pedicel. The flower has lavender to purple, or occasionally white, lobes with minute hairs along the edges. The fruit is a capsule containing 8 to 12 seeds. (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: 04/22/2024).