Collinsia parviflora

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Collinsia parviflora
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Scientific classification edit
Kingdom: Plantae
Clade: Tracheophytes
Clade: Angiosperms
Clade: Eudicots
Clade: Asterids
Order: Lamiales
Family: Plantaginaceae
Genus: Collinsia
C. parviflora
Binomial name
Collinsia parviflora

Collinsia parviflora is a species of flowering plant in the family Scrophulariaceae known by the common names maiden blue eyed Mary and small-flowered collinsia.

This tiny wildflower is a common plant throughout much of western and northern North America, where it grows in moist, shady mountain forests.[1][2]


Collinsia parviflora is an annual plant with a spindly reddish stem and narrow lance-shaped green leaves with edges that curl under.

The minuscule flowers grow singly or in loose clusters of several flowers. Each flower has five lobes, the lower deep blue to purple and the upper white. The whole corolla is only a few millimeters across.[3][4][5]

The fruit is a small capsule.


  1. ^ Sullivan, Steven. K. (2018). "Collinsia parviflora". Wildflower Search. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  2. ^ "Collinsia parviflora". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 2019-01-04.
  3. ^ Klinkenberg, Brian (Editor) (2017). "Collinsia parviflora". E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Plants of British Columbia []. Lab for Advanced Spatial Analysis, Department of Geography, University of British Columbia, Vancouver. Retrieved 2019-01-04.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  4. ^ Giblin, David (Editor) (2018). "Collinsia parviflora". WTU Herbarium Image Collection. Burke Museum, University of Washington. Retrieved 2019-01-04.CS1 maint: extra text: authors list (link)
  5. ^ "Collinsia parviflora". in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora. Jepson Herbarium; University of California, Berkeley. 2018. Retrieved 2019-01-04.

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