Collinsia parviflora Lindl.
Maiden Blue Eyed Mary, Maiden Blue-eyed Mary
Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)
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.
From the Image Gallery
Bloom InformationBloom Color: Blue
Bloom Time: Apr , May , Jun , Jul
DistributionUSA: AK , AZ , CA , CO , ID , MI , MT , ND , NE , NM , NV , OR , PA , SD , UT , VT , WA , WY
Canada: AB , BC , ON , 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
Value to Beneficial InsectsSpecial Value to Native Bees
This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.
Find Seed or Plants
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 parviflora in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Collinsia parviflora in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Collinsia parviflora
MetadataRecord Modified: 2013-06-21
Research By: TWC Staff