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Collinsia parviflora
BLUE-EYED MARY

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Family: PlantaginaceaeView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: PLANTAIN FAMILY
Habit: Annual to shrub, some aquatic. Leaf: basal or cauline, alternate or opposite (whorled), simple, entire to dentate or lobed, venation generally pinnate; stipules 0. Inflorescence: raceme, spike, or flowers axillary in 1--few-flowered clusters; flowers few to many, each subtended by 1 bract. Flower: unisexual or bisexual, radial or bilateral; sepals 4--5, generally fused at base; corolla 4--5-lobed, scarious or not, persistent or not, generally 2-lipped, upper lip generally 2-lobed, lower generally 3-lobed, spur present or not, tube sac-like at base or not; stamens 2 or 4, alternate corolla lobes, epipetalous, staminode 0 or 1--2, anthers opening by 2 slits; ovary superior, [1]2--4-chambered, style 1, stigma lobes 0 or 2. Fruit: generally a capsule, septicidal, loculicidal, circumscissile, or dehiscing by terminal slits or pores.
Genera In Family: 110 genera, +- 2000 species: worldwide, especially temperate. Note: Veronicaceae sensu Olmstead et al. Recently treated to include Callitrichaceae, Hippuridaceae, and most non-parasitic California genera of Scrophulariaceae (except Buddleja, Limosella, Mimulus, Myoporum, Scrophularia, Verbascum). California Maurandya moved to Holmgrenanthe and Maurandella. Limnophila ×ludoviciana Thieret an occasional agricultural weed in rice fields. Hebe ×franciscana (Eastw.) Souster, Hebe speciosa (R. Cunn.) Andersen only cultivated.
eFlora Treatment Author: Margriet Wetherwax, except as noted
Scientific Editor: Robert Patterson, Bruce G. Baldwin.
Genus: CollinsiaView DescriptionDichotomous Key

Common Name: CHINESE-HOUSES
Habit: Annual, often glandular, sometimes brown-staining. Leaf: opposite; proximal petioled. Inflorescence: bracted, often interrupted; flowers 1--many in leaf axils. Flower: calyx lobes 5, generally glabrous on inner surface; corolla +- pea-like, uniformly pale, or generally with pale regions, especially throat and base of upper lip (+- uniformly dark in Collinsia greenei), generally glabrous outside, tube short, throat +- angled to tube, +- pouched on upper side, lips generally +- = throat, upper lobes 2, +- reflexed, lower lobes 3, lateral spreading, central lobe keeled, enclosing stamens and style; stamens 4, attached unequally near throat base, spur at base of upper filaments > 1 mm, vestigial, or 0; staminode gland-like; style > 2 mm, stigma minutely 2-lobed. Fruit: septicidal and loculicidal (valves 2-lobed). Seed: generally few, +- oblong, generally plump; inner surface +- concave.
Species In Genus: +- 20 species: North America, especially California. Etymology: (Zaccheus Collins, Philadelphia botanist, 1764--1831) Note: Late-season flowers generally atypically small.
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park & Elizabeth Chase Neese

Collinsia parviflora Lindl.
NATIVE
Habit: Plant 3--40 cm. Leaf: +- lance-linear, obtuse, margin generally rolled under. Inflorescence: open, leafy, glabrous to sparsely and finely glandular; pedicels > calyx, generally 1 per node proximally, 3--5 per node distally, often reflexed. Flower: calyx > 2/3 corolla, +- = fruit, lobe tips sharp; corolla 4--8 mm, throat barely angled to tube, tube and throat white, narrowed to lips, pouch angular, +- hidden by calyx, upper lip +- white or blue-tipped, main lobes +- 1 mm wide, oblong, generally blue (+- purple); filaments glabrous, basal spur 0. Seed: generally 4. Chromosomes: n=7.
Ecology: Common. Moist, +- shady places, montane; Elevation: 800--3500 m. Bioregional Distribution: KR, n NCoRO, NCoRH, CaRH, SNH, SnFrB (Mount Hamilton Range), TR, PR, GB; Distribution Outside California: to Yukon Territory, eastern Canada, New Mexico. Flowering Time: Mar--Jul
eFlora Treatment Author: Michael S. Park & Elizabeth Chase Neese
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Citation for this treatment: Michael S. Park & Elizabeth Chase Neese 2016. Collinsia parviflora, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=20000, accessed on May 06, 2016.

Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 06, 2016.


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Geographic subdivisions for Collinsia parviflora:
KR, n NCoRO, NCoRH, CaRH, SNH, SnFrB (Mount Hamilton Range), TR, PR, GB;
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