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Collinsia heterophylla
Collinsia heterophylla

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Collinsia heterophylla

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Scrophulariaceae
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Native to California. This is a rather uncommon plant in nature; blooms from spring to early summer, with 1-in.-long blossoms that resemble snapdragons (Antirrhinum). Flowers are held in tiers at top of 1- to 2-ft.-tall, somewhat hairy stems. The upper lip of the flower is white, the lower one rose or violet. Plant produces oblong leaves to 2 in. long. Gives light, dainty effect in front of borders, scattered under deciduous trees, or as bulb cover. Sow seed in place in fall or early spring in rich, moist soil. Can also be sown in late spring for early fall bloom. Self sows under favorable conditions.

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