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Collomia tracyi  H. Mason
Tracy's collomia
Collomia tracyi is an annual herb that is native to California, and endemic (limited) to California.
California Rare Plant Rank: 4.3 (limited distribution).
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~270 records in California
yellowone or more occurrences
within a 7.5-minute quadrangle

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Genus: Collomia
Family: Polemoniaceae  
Category: angiosperm  
PLANTS group:Dicot
Jepson eFlora section: eudicot

Communities: Yellow Pine Forest
Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + CNPS + PLANTS

Information about  Collomia tracyi from other sources
Nursery availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Jepson eFlora


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[Wikipedia] Range, Habitat, Description: Collomia tracyi is a species of flowering plant in the phlox family known by the common name Tracy's collomia. It is endemic to northern California, where it grows in the coniferous forests of the mountain ranges, including the Klamath Mountains. It is an annual herb producing a slender, branched stem no taller than about 8 centimeters. The glandular, hairy leaves are lance-shaped. The inflorescence is composed of two or three flowers emerging from the leaf axils. Each flower is white to lavender and up to 2 centimeters long. This species can be distinguished from the more common and widespread Collomia tinctoria by the positioning of the stamens and stigma in the flower. (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: 07/21/2024).