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Collinsia torreyi  A. Gray
Torrey's blue eyed mary,   Torrey's collinsia
Collinsia torreyi 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: Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest, Lodgepole Forest, Subalpine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

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

USDA PLANTS Profile (COTO)

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[Wikipedia] Range, Description, Varieties: Collinsia torreyi is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family known by the common name Torrey's blue-eyed Mary. It is native to California and adjacent sections of Oregon and Nevada, where it grows in the coniferous forests of several mountain ranges, including the Sierra Nevada. This is an annual herb producing a slender, reddish stem up to about 25 centimeters tall. The inflorescence is a densely glandular array of flowers arising on pedicels. The corolla is no more than a centimeter long and two white or lavender-tinted upper lobes and three darker lavender to purple lower lobes. There are several varieties: C. t. var. brevicarinata - known from the Sierra Nevada and San Gabriel Mountains of California C. t. var. latifolia - known from northern California and southern Oregon C. t. var. torreyi - known from California and western Nevada C. t. var. wrightii (syn. Collinsia wrightii), limited to California and western Nevada (link added 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: 07/22/2024).