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Collinsia rattanii

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About Sticky Blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia rattanii) Collinsia rattanii is a species of flowering plant in the plantain family known by the common name sticky blue-eyed Mary. It is native to the coniferous forests of the Pacific Northwest of the United States from Washington to northern California. It is an annual herb growing up to 40 centimeters tall with linear leaves rolled under along the edges. The leaves are hairy on the upper surface and hairless and purple-tinted underneath. The inflorescence is coated in sticky glandular hairs. It has a series of nodes from which arise one to five flowers each on pedicels. The flower is only 4 to 8 millimeters long, with two mostly white upper lobes and three mostly purple lower lobes.
Plant Description
Plant Type
Annual herb

Max. Height
0.26 - 1.3 ft (0.08 - 0.4 m)

Flower Color

Native Status

Natural Setting
Elevation ?
956' - 7296'

Annual Precip. ?
15.5" - 131.6"

Summer Precip. ?
0.52" - 4.41"

Coldest Month ?
30.2° F - 47.5° F

Hottest Month ?
48.0° F - 72.3° F

Humidity ?
0.35 vpd - 22.18 vpd

Landscaping Information
Nursery Availability
Never or Almost Never Available

Other Names
Common Names
Sticky Blue Eyed Mary

Sources include: Wikipedia. All text shown in the "About" section of these pages is available under the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License. Plant observation data provided by the participants of the California Consortia of Herbaria, Sunset information provided by Jepson Flora Project. Propogation from seed information provided by the Santa Barbara Botanical Garden from "Seed Propagation of Native California Plants" by Dara E. Emery. Sources of plant photos include CalPhotos, Wikimedia Commons, and independent plant photographers who have agreed to share their images with Calscape. Other general sources of information include Calflora, CNPS Manual of Vegetation Online, Jepson Flora Project, Las Pilitas, Theodore Payne, Tree of Life, The Xerces Society, and information provided by CNPS volunteer editors, with special thanks to Don Rideout. Climate data used in creation of plant range maps is from PRISM Climate Group, Oregon State University, using 30 year (1981-2010) annual "normals" at an 800 meter spatial resolution.

Links:   Jepson eFlora Taxon Page  CalPhotos  Wikipedia  Calflora

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