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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.]
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(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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In Collinsia sparsiflora, ecotypic adaptation to serpentine is associated with the expression of hybrid sterility between serpentine and nonseipentine ecotypes, over spatial scales of less than 1 km (Wright & Stanton, 2007; Moyle et al., 2012; Fig.
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.
0.3 [+ or -] 0.0 Clarkia pulchella 0.9 [+ or -] 0.3 Clarkia rhomboidea 5.3 [+ or -] 1.5 Collinsia parviflora 1.3 [+ or -] 0.3 2.5 [+ or -] 0.8 Collomia grandiflora Collomia linearis 0.8 [+ or -] 0.2 0.4 [+ or -] 0.1 Cryptantha affinis 0.3 [+ or -] 0.0 Dianthus armeria Epilobium brachycarpum 2.0 [+ or -] 0.3 2.4 [+ or -] 0.7 Galium aparine 2.0 [+ or -] 0.6 0.3 [+ or -] 0.0 Gayophytum diffusum 0.3 [+ or -] 0.0 0.7 [+ or -] 0.2 Lepidium campestre Lepidium graminifolium Leptosiphon harknessii 0.5 [+ or -] 0.2 1.1 [+ or -] 0.2 Lotus unifoliolatus var.
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.
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).
The Arctic Palaearctic spiders are relatively well known, both from reports of spider communities in defined areas (e.g., Spitsbergen: Koponen, 1980; Finland: Koponen, 1975, 1977; Polar Urals: Tanasevitch, 1985 and Koponen et al., 1998; Yakutia, Siberia: Marusik et al., 2004) and from taxonomic studies of groups (e.g., linyphiids of the Bolshezemelskaya tundra and Polar Urals: Tanasevitch, 1982, 1983, 1984; Ceraticelus, Islandiana, and Collinsia from Siberia and the (then) Soviet Far East: Eskov, 1987, 1989; and Oreoneta: Saaristo and Marusik, 2004).
Experimental determination of seed bank age structure in the winter annual Collinsia verna.
In this paper I utilize Dickerson's model to estimate the specific causal genetic and environmental components of variance relevant to maternal inheritance in a wild population of the winter annual plant Collinsia verna Nutt.
Gayophytum diffusum (ground smoke) and Collinsia parviflora (blue-eyed Mary) are native annuals that may be present in unburned forests but are never abundant or conspicuous, and we hypothesized that these species might respond rapidly to the newly created open habitat.
Catabrithorax plumosus LLK; sni; L&U transf to Collinsia