A North American genus of plant
s of the Scrophulariaceae
) family noted mainly for their flower
was named after Zaccheus Collins
Examples include: Collinsia heterophylla
(Chinese Houses, Innocence);
(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.