Taxon  Report   2287    
Collinsia sparsiflora  Fisch. & C. A. Mey.
Few flowered collinsia,  Spinster's blue eyed mary
Collinsia sparsiflora
© 2005 Norman Jensen
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Collinsia sparsiflora
© 2015 Aaron Schusteff
Collinsia sparsiflora
© 2015 John Doyen
Collinsia sparsiflora, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is also found outside of California, but is confined to western North America.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Collinsia sparsiflora
© 2007 George W. Hartwell
Communities: Coastal Prairie, Valley Grassland, Chaparral, Foothill Woodland, Yellow Pine Forest

Serpentine affinity: 1.7; (weak indicator)

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Collinsia sparsiflora
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
Commercial availability unknown.
Landscaping information from Calscape
Photos on Google Images
Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

ITIS Original Publication citation


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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation, with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria. [web application]. 2019. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization]. Available:   (Accessed: Jan 22, 2019).