[Blue-eyed Marys West of the Cascade Mountains of Oregon and Washington]

Narrowleaf Collinsia

Collinsia linearis

Synonym: Collinsia rattanii var. linearis

Narrowleaf Collinsia: Collinsia linearis (Synonym: Collinsia rattanii var. linearis)

This photo shows the inflorescence of narrowleaf blue-eyed Mary as seen along Coyote Creek Road to the north of Grants Pass, OR........June 25, 2005. Note the numerous gland-tiped hairs on the stems, pedicels and calyx.

Narrowleaf Collinsia: Collinsia linearis (Synonym: Collinsia rattanii var. linearis) - Narrowleaf Collinsia: Collinsia linearis (Synonym: Collinsia rattanii var. linearis)

These 2 photos show close-ups of the flowers of narrowleaf blue-eyed Mary as seen along Coyote Creek Road to the north of Grants Pass, OR.........June 25, 2005. This species differs from the similar Rattan's blue-eyed Mary (Collinsia rattanii) in that its corolla tends to be longer than 8-12 mm with the corolla more than twice as long as the calyx. In addition, the corolla tube is strongly bent to the side from the axis of the calyx with a prominent pouch. Rattan's blue-eyed Mary tends to measure less than 8 mm in length, is less than twice the length of the calyx, with the tube barely angled from the axis of the calyx.

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This photo shows the narrow, paired stem leaves of narrowleaf blue-eyed Mary as seen along Coyote Creek Road to the north of Grants Pass, OR.........June 25, 2005.

Narrowleaf Collinsia: Collinsia linearis (Synonym: Collinsia rattanii var. linearis) - Narrowleaf Collinsia: Collinsia linearis (Synonym: Collinsia rattanii var. linearis)

Narrowleaf blue-eyed mary as seen along Siskiyou National Forest Road #4201 (or Josephine County Road 4201) between Babyfoot Lake and the Illinois River, Siskiyou region of southwestern Oregon...........July 15, 2012.

Narrowleaf Collinsia: Collinsia linearis (Synonym: Collinsia rattanii var. linearis) - Narrowleaf Collinsia: Collinsia linearis (Synonym: Collinsia rattanii var. linearis) - Narrowleaf Collinsia: Collinsia linearis (Synonym: Collinsia rattanii var. linearis)

Narrowleaf Collinsia: Collinsia linearis (Synonym: Collinsia rattanii var. linearis) - Narrowleaf Collinsia: Collinsia linearis (Synonym: Collinsia rattanii var. linearis)

Narrowleaf Collinsia: Collinsia linearis (Synonym: Collinsia rattanii var. linearis) - Narrowleaf Collinsia: Collinsia linearis (Synonym: Collinsia rattanii var. linearis)

Narrowleaf blue-eyed mary as seen atop Upper Table Rock to the northwest of Medford, Oregon............April 28, 2012.

Paul Slichter