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Collinsia tinctoria (Sticky chinese houses)
Bransford, W.D. and Dolphia

Collinsia tinctoria

Collinsia tinctoria Hartw. ex Benth.

Sticky Chinese Houses

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)


USDA Symbol: coti

USDA Native Status: L48 (N)


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Arrangement: Whorled
Size Class: 1-3 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Red , Purple
Bloom Time: Mar , Apr , May , Jun
Bloom Notes: white to reddish-purple, maroon spots



Value to Beneficial Insects

Special Value to Native Bees

This information was provided by the Pollinator Program at The Xerces Society for Invertebrate Conservation.

National Wetland Indicator Status

This information is derived from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers National Wetland Plant List, Version 3.1 (Lichvar, R.W. 2013. The National Wetland Plant List: 2013 wetland ratings. Phytoneuron 2013-49: 1-241). Click here for map of regions.

From the Archive

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Additional resources

USDA: Find Collinsia tinctoria in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Collinsia tinctoria in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Collinsia tinctoria


Record Modified: 2007-01-01
Research By: TWC Staff

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