Collinsia:n. A North American genus of plants of the Scrophulariaceae (figwort) family noted mainly for their flowers.

This genus was named after Zaccheus Collins.
Examples include: Collinsia heterophylla (Chinese Houses, Innocence); Collinsia parviflora (Blue-eyed-mary);Collinsia sparsiflora (Few-flowered blue-eyed-mary, Spinster's Blue-eyed-mary).

Collinsia blooms look much like snapdragons, and almost all of these plants come in beautiful blues, which gives us all the "blue-eyed-mary" names, although some species display deep violets, lavender, rosy reds, and can sometimes fade to almost white. Franciscan blue-eyed mary (Collinsia multicolor) is a particularly ditinguished member of the genus due to its coloring, as the Latin name suggests.

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