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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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Native Plantago species are not known from the Willamette Valley (Kozloff 2005) but there are species from two plant genera, Castilleja (paintbrush) and Collinsia (blue-eyed Mary), which may be potential native host plants because they are used by other closely related subspecies of Edith's checkerspot (Warren 2005, Singer and Wee 2005).
In Collinsia (Cheloneae/Collinsieae), the upper lip absorbs UV radiation, whereas the lower lateral lobes reflect it, and the folded median lobe shows a mixed pattern (Rust & Clement, 1977).
Cambridge 1882)--bo-ne; Bathyphantes gracilis (Blackwall 1841)--bo-ne; Carorita limnaea (Crosby & Bishop 1927)--bo; Centromerus sylvaticus (Blackwall 1841)--bone; Cnephalocotes obscurus (Blackwall 1834)--bo-ne; Collinsia holmgreni (Thorell 1872)--hybo; Diplocentria bidentata (Emerton 1882)-- bo-ne; Diplocentria rectangulata (Emerton 1915)--bo; Dismodicus bifrons (Blackwall 1841)--bo-ne; Erigone arctica (White 1852)--ar-bo-mo, represented by series of subspecies, none of which has Holarctic range; E.