Taxon  Report   2293    
Collinsia tinctoria  Benth.
Sticky chinese houses,  Tincture plant
Collinsia tinctoria
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Photos from
CalPhotos / Calflora
Collinsia tinctoria
© 2006 Steven Thorsted
Collinsia tinctoria
© 2005 Christopher L. Christie
Collinsia tinctoria, a dicot, is an annual herb that is native to California, is endemic (limited) to California.

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Plant Characteristics
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Bloom Period
Collinsia tinctoria
© 2016 Art Clark
Genus: Collinsia
Communities: Foothill Woodland, Chaparral, Yellow Pine Forest, Red Fir Forest

Wetlands: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands

Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS

More information about  Collinsia tinctoria
Nursery / seed vendor availability from CNPLX
This plant is available commercially.
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 23, 2019).