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Classification System: APG IV

Superregnum: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiosperms
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: Core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Lamiids
Ordo: Lamiales

Familia: Plantaginaceae
Tribus: Cheloneae
Genus: Collinsia
Species: C. antonina – C. bartsiaefolia – C. callosa – C. childii – C. concolor – C. corymbosa – C. grandiflora – C. greenei – C. heterophylla – C. latifolia – C. linearis – C. multicolor – C. parryi – C. parviflora – C. parvula – C. rattani – C. sparsiflora – C. tinctoria – C. torreyi – C. verna – C. violacea

Collinsia Nutt. J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1(1): 190–192, pl. 9. (1817)
Type species: Collinsia verna Nutt. J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1(1): 190–192, pl. 9. (1817)


Collinsia J.Agardh 1899, nom. illeg. (Gigartinaceae, Rhodophyta)


Nuttall, T. (1817) Journal of the Academy of Natural Sciences of Philadelphia 1(1): 190–192, pl. 9.
Bruce G. Baldwin, B.G., Kalisz, S. & Armbruster, S.W. (2011) Phylogenetic perspectives on diversification, biogeography, and floral evolution of Collinsia and Tonella (Plantaginaceae), American Journal of Botany, 98(4): 731–753. Available on line [1]. Accessed 2014 June 3.
The Plant List 2013. Collinsia Nutt. in The Plant List Version 1.1. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 May 31. 2014. Collinsia Nutt.. Missouri Botanical Garden. Published on the internet. Accessed: 2014 May 31.
International Plant Names Index. 2014. Collinsia Nutt.. Published online. Accessed: May 31 2014.

Vernacular names
čeština: Kolinsie

Collinsia is a genus of about 20 species of annual flowering plants, consisting of the blue eyed Marys[1] and the Chinese houses. It was traditionally placed in the snapdragon family Scrophulariaceae, but following recent research in molecular genetics, it has now been placed in a much enlarged family Plantaginaceae.

The genus is endemic to North America, and is named in honor of Zacchaeus Collins, a Philadelphia botanist of the late eighteenth/early nineteenth century. Many of the 20 species may be found in California.

Two species, Collinsia parviflora (smallflower blue eyed Mary) and Collinsia violacea (violet blue eyed Mary), had medicinal uses among American Indian peoples.

Species include:

Collinsia antonina
Collinsia bartsiifolia
Collinsia callosa
Collinsia childii
Collinsia concolor
Collinsia corymbosa
Collinsia grandiflora
Collinsia greenei
Collinsia heterophylla
Collinsia linearis
Collinsia multicolor
Collinsia parryi
Collinsia parviflora
Collinsia parvula
Collinsia rattanii
Collinsia sparsiflora
Collinsia tinctoria
Collinsia torreyi
Collinsia verna
Collinsia violacea


"Collinsia". Natural Resources Conservation Service PLANTS Database. USDA. Retrieved 17 January 2016.

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