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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.]


(kəˈlɪnsɪə; -zɪə)
(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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Noun1.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
blue-eyed Mary, Collinsia verna - eastern United States plant with whorls of blue-and-white flowers
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It would be better for them to buy the goods at once, without this ceremony of inspection; for, when we go to see a kitchen fender and meat-screen, Dora sees a Chinese house for Jip, with little bells on the top, and prefers that.
Hence old Chinese houses are built with many compartments of depth, symbolising luck that runs long and deep, WOFS.
In mild-winter areas, sow seeds of spring-blooming natives such as baby blue eyes (Nemophila menziesii), California poppies, Chinese houses (Collinsia heterophylla), farewell-to-spring (Clarkia amoena), and owl's clover just as fall rains start.
Although there is no accessible data about the number of suitable Chinese houses, there are plenty of solar-related resources, which when aggregated, suggest that there are 430 million households in China, with the same rate primed for solar panel adoption (Roberts, 2014).
Chinese Houses of Southeast Asia: The Eclectic Architecture of Sojourners & Settlers pairs color photos by A.
Largely built according to the principles of FengShui, the Straits Chinese houses promote a sense of calm and wellbeing, or good chi [8].
Traditional raised sleeping platforms in frigid northern Chinese houses are often heated by coal and provide warmth during both the day and night.
With Malay triads pinning for blood, several Chinese houses were attacked and, at the end of the seven-day conflict, four people were killed and 80 were wounded in the racial clash.
In Hoi An, another Unesco-designated historic site, you don't have to worry because the old quarter, with its pagodas, Chinese houses, an ancient Japanese bridge and quayside bars and restaurants, is a pedestrian y rhoanFph zone.
And while Western auction houses like Christies and Sotheby have seen their demographic change dramatically in the past few years to include many more Asian collectors, Mainland Chinese houses like Poly and Guardian are giving them a run for their money.
In greenhouse experiments with a California wildflower called Chinese houses (Collinsia heterophylla), evolutionary plant biologist Asa Lankinen of the Swedish University of Agricultural Sciences at Alnarp has found that the first pollen to arrive on the female part of the flower often has an advantage in siring seeds.
These native California plants are: Chinese houses (Collinsia heterophylla), California five-spot (Nemophila maculata), baby blue eyes (N.

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