Collinsia grandiflora Lindl.
Blue lips, Blue-lips blue-eyed Mary, Giant blue eyed Mary
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
Synonym(s): Collinsia parviflora var. grandiflora
USDA Symbol: COGR2
Blue-lips blue-eyed Mary is an 8-15 in. annual with oval, opposite leaves and flowers occuring singly or in small clusters from the leaf axils. The 3/4 in. flowers have a purple or white upper lip and a blue or violet lower lip.
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Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue , Purple
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun
DistributionUSA: CA , ID , OR , UT , WA
Native Distribution: S. B.C. & c. ID to n.w. CA
Native Habitat: Open, grassy or rocky places
Growing ConditionsLight Requirement: Part Shade
Soil Moisture: Moist
Soil Description: Moist to drier soil.
Conditions Comments: Blue lips is not heat-resistant and requires cool nights.
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
PropagationDescription: Sow seeds in both the fall and early spring for the maximum season of flowering.
Seed Collection: Not Available
Seed Treatment: Not Available
Commercially Avail: yes
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Find seed sources for this species at the Native Seed Network.
From the National Organizations DirectoryAccording to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is on display at the following locations:
Native Seed Network - Corvallis, OR
Additional resourcesUSDA: Find Collinsia grandiflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Collinsia grandiflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Collinsia grandiflora
MetadataRecord Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff