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Granite Mtn - Tr 308 - SS

Yavapai County Native & Naturalized Plants

Collinsia parviflora - maiden blue eyed Mary

Other Common Names: blue lips, blue eyes
Plant Form: Forb

Family: Scrophulariaceae

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Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Plant - summer
Granite Mtn - Tr 308
Forb Plant Description

Origin: Native   Life Cycle: Annual
General Desc: A small,usually less than 1 foot tall, widely branched plant with an open cluster of tiny, blue and white, bilaterally symmetrical flowers on slender stalks.
Height: To 1 foot


Habitat Description: Moist areas in the spring.
Plant Communities: Interior Chaparral, Semidesert Grasslands, Pinyon Juniper Woodland, Montane Conifer Forest, Riparian, Disturbed Areas
Elevation: 4000 - 8000 feet

Flower Characteristics

Color: Blue and white     Shape: Irregular in round clusters     Tubular: Y     Flowering Period: Feb - Jun
Description: Two whitish, rounded, upper lobes flaring upward; two deep blue lower lobes bent forward, with a purplish lobe between them. Tubular, to 1/8 inch wide and 3/8 inch long. In terminal, leafy cluster on stem.

Leaf and Stem Characteristics

Leaf Color: Dark green     Leaf Type: Simple     Leaf Shape: Narrow     Leaf Margin: Smooth     Leaf Attachment: Opposite     Leaves Clasp: Y
Hairs: Leaves and stems     Spines: N
Leaf Description: Dark green above, bright maroon beneath; lance-shaped; in whorles at flower clusters, opposite on lower stem. Leaves to 1-1/2 inches long. Maroon stems.

Fruit and Seed Characteristics

No Fruit or seed notes

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