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Small-flower Blue-eyed Mary - Collinsia parviflora


Global Rank: G5
State Rank: S5

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General Description
Annual. Stems erect, 2–30 cm, often branched. Herbage glabrate, stems puberulent. Leaves all cauline, opposite, narrowly oblong, 7–40 mm long. Inflorescence cymose with 1 to several pedicellate flowers in axils of upper leaves and leaf-like bracts. Flowers: calyx 3–6 mm long with 5 lanceolate lobes; corolla 4–9 mm long, blue and white, bilabiate with a broad spur at the base, upper lip erect, lower lip 3-lobed, saccate, the middle lobe tiny; stamens 4; style capitate. Capsule ovate, opening by 4 valves, 2–4 mm long with 2 to 4 seeds (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
Present
 


Range Comments
AK to ON south to CA and CO (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Summary of Observations Submitted for Montana
Number of Observations: 291

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Habitat
Sparsely vegetated soil of forest openings, grasslands, meadows, rock outcrops; valleys to subalpine (Lesica 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

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