Collinsia Nutt.

Collinsia is a North American genus with ca. 20 species. Its center of diversity lies in California. Recent molecular data demonstrated that diversity in Collinsia is greater than previously documented (Baldwin & al. 2011). A few species are cultivated as ornamentals in Europe (e.g. Jäger & al. 2008), C. heterophylla by far being the most widespread.


Baldwin B.G., Kalisz S. & Armbruster W.S. (2011) Phylogenetic perspectives on diversification, biogeography, and floral evolution of Collinsia and Tonella (Plantaginaceae). Am. J. Bot. 98(4): 731-753. [available online at:]

Jäger E.J., Ebel F., Hanelt P. & Müller G. (eds.) (2008) Rothmaler Band 5. Exkursionsflora von Deutschland. Krautige Zier- und Nutzpflanzen. Springer Verlag, Berlin: 880 p.

Newsom V.M. (1929) A revision of the genus Collinsia (Scrophulariaceae). Botanical Gazette 87: 260-301.

Raman S. (1990) The trichomes on the corolla of the Scrophulariaceae: 7. Tribe Cheloneae Benth. Beitr. Biol. Pfl. 65(2): 223-234.

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Scratchpads developed and conceived by (alphabetical): Ed Baker, Katherine Bouton Alice Heaton Dimitris Koureas, Laurence Livermore, Dave Roberts, Simon Rycroft, Ben Scott, Vince Smith