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Any of various North American plants of the genus Collinsia, which includes blue-eyed Mary.
[New Latin Collinsia, genus name, after Zaccheus Collins (1764-1831), American botanist.]
(Plants) a North American plant of the scrophulariaceous genus Collinsia, having blue, white, or purple flowers
[C19: New Latin, named after Zaccheus Collins (1764–1831), American botanist]
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|Noun||1.||Collinsia - genus of hardy annual herbs of western United States|
asterid dicot genus - genus of more or less advanced dicotyledonous herbs and some trees and shrubs
family Scrophulariaceae, figwort family, foxglove family, Scrophulariaceae - a family of dicotyledonous plants of the order Polemoniales; includes figwort and snapdragon and foxglove and toadflax and speedwell and mullein; in some classifications placed in the order Scrophulariales
Collinsia bicolor, Collinsia heterophylla, innocense, purple chinese houses - white and lavender to pale-blue flowers grow in perfect rings of widely spaced bands around the stems forming a kind of pagoda; California
Collinsia parviflora, maiden blue-eyed Mary - small widely branching western plant with tiny blue-and-white flowers; British Columbia to Ontario and south to California and Colorado