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Collinsia parviflora Lindl.
Maiden blue eyed Mary, Maiden Blue-eyed Mary
Synonym(s): Antirrhinum tenellum, Collinsia grandiflora var. pusilla, Collinsia tenella
USDA Symbol: COPA3
A small, widely branched plant with an open cluster of tiny, blue and white, bilaterally symmetrical flowers on slender stalks.
This Collinsia has among the smallest flowers in the genus. The similar Little Tonella (Tonella tenella), found from western Washington to northern California, has a bilaterally symmetrical, white corolla barely 1/8 (3 mm) long, the five lobes tipped with violet and not folded.
Plant CharacteristicsDuration: Annual Habit: Herb Leaf:
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
, WY Canada: AB
, SK Native Distribution:
British Columbia south to southern California and east to Colorado, Michigan, and Ontario. Native Habitat:
Open, gravelly flats and banks, often in sparse grass.
Growing ConditionsWater Use: Medium
Light Requirement: Shade
CaCO3 Tolerance: Low
BenefitConspicuous Flowers: yes
From the National Organizations Directory
According to the species list provided by Affiliate Organizations, this plant is either on display or available from the following:
Native Seed Network
- Corvallis, OR
Record Last Modified: 2013-06-21
Research By: TWC Staff