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Chinese Houses

Collinsia heterophylla


Purple and white flowers with purple spots on the white petals. The flowers grow around the thin, tall stalk. The leaves are subulate shape and have a smooth edge. Last image shows entire plant.


Grassy area on hillside under scrub oak.

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Hi starleaf, I wish I knew why they are called that. They are wonderful to see while on the trail! I'm glad you enjoyed these :)

starleaf 9 years ago

Odd common name for an uncommon flowering plant. The flowers are absolutely delightful. Thanks for sharing this spotting.

Escondido, California, USA

Spotted on Apr 14, 2012
Submitted on Apr 14, 2012

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