Collinsia verna


J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia 1: 190, plate 9. 1817.

Synonyms: Collinsia bicolor Rafinesque
Treatment appears in FNA Volume 17. Treatment on page 65. Mentioned on page 64, 74.

Annuals 10–30 cm. Stems erect to ascending. Leaf blades ovate to elliptic or lanceolate, base cuneate to subcordate, margins shallowly and coarsely serrate. Inflorescences ± glandular, scaly-hairy; nodes 1–6(–8)-flowered; flowers not crowded proximally, often crowded distally; distalmost bracts linear, 5–6(+) mm. Pedicels ascending to reflexed, usually longer than calyx, visible, glandular abaxially, glabrate adaxially. Flowers: calyx lobes deltate, surpassing capsule, ape× acute to acuminate; corolla blue, banner white to pale lilac, base yellow with small maroon spots, wings and keel bluish, 8–15 mm, keel sparsely glandular; banner length (0.7–)0.8–1 times wings, lobe base without folds; wings widely obovate, notched less than 0.1 times whole length; throat angled to tube, longer than diam., pouch arched, slightly expanded; stamens: abaxial filaments glabrous or sparsely hairy at base, adaxials hairy, basal spur 0. Capsules without red blotches. Seeds 2–4, oblong to oval, 2–3 mm, margins thickened, inrolled. 2n = 14.

Phenology: Flowering Apr–Jun.
Habitat: Moist woodlands.
Elevation: 80–1000 m.


Ont., Ark., Ill., Ind., Iowa, Kans., Ky., Mich., Mo., N.Y., Ohio, Okla., Pa., Tenn., Tex., Va., W.Va., Wis.


Selected References


Lower Taxa

... more about "Collinsia verna"
Michael S. Park +
Nuttall +
Ont. +, Ark. +, Ill. +, Ind. +, Iowa +, Kans. +, Ky. +, Mich. +, Mo. +, N.Y. +, Ohio +, Okla. +, Pa. +, Tenn. +, Tex. +, Va. +, W.Va. +  and Wis. +
80–1000 m. +
Moist woodlands. +
Flowering Apr–Jun. +
J. Acad. Nat. Sci. Philadelphia +
Collinsia bicolor +
Collinsia verna +
Collinsia +
species +