Collinsia grandiflora

Giant Blue-Eyed Mary

Stems upright, sturdy. Leaves opposite and round below, narrow and often in whorls above. Flowers 1/2–3/4 in. on short stalks from axils with upper leaves, calyx 5 unequal lobes, flower tube bent, flower standing at about 45° angle from calyx. Flower petals larger, the upper 2 white or pale lavender-blue, the lower 3 deeper lavender-blue; small, folded, lower petal between others holds stamens. Grows in open, moist or dry, grassy, rocky places, edges of conifer forests, at low to mid elevations.

  • Rarity: Common
  • Flowering Time: Late Spring
  • Life Cycle: Annual
  • Height: 4--16 inches
  • Habitat: Vernal Wet, Meadow, West-Side Forest, Shrub-Steppe, East-Side Forest
  • Found In: Siskiyous, West Gorge, N Cascades Np
  • Native: Yes

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