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Collomia linearis
Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Ericales
Family: Polemoniaceae
Genus: Collomia

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Collomia is a genus of flowering plants in the family Polemoniaceae. Species in the genus are known generally as trumpets, mountain trumpets,[1] or trumpet flowers.[2] They are native to North America and southern South America.[2] The genus name comes from the Greek kolla ("glue"),[3] a reference to the seeds, which become gelatinous in texture when wet.[2]

There are about 15 species in the genus.[2]

Species include:[1][4]


  1. ^ a b Collomia. Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS).
  2. ^ a b c d Collomia. The Jepson eFlora 2013.
  3. ^ Narrow-leaved Collomia (Collomia linearis). Northern Prairie Wildlife Research Center. USGS.
  4. ^ Collomia. USDA PLANTS.
  5. ^ Collomia biflora. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN).
  6. ^ Joyal, E. (1986). A new species of Collomia (Polemoniaceae) from the Great Basin. Brittonia 38(3), 243-48.
  7. ^ Johnson, L. A. and R. L. Johnson. (2006). Morphological delimitation and molecular evidence for allopolyploidy in Collomia wilkenii (Polemoniaceae), a new species from northern Nevada. Systematic Botany 31(2) 349-60.

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