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collinsia

[kuh-lin-see-uh, -zee-uh] /kəˈlɪn si ə, -zi ə/
noun
1.
any plant belonging to the genus Collinsia, of the figwort family, having whorled leaves and usually clusters of variously colored flowers.
Origin
1817
1817; after Zaccheus Collins (1764-1831), U.S. botanist; see -ia
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  • collinsia generally likes north facing slopes and north sides of bushes.
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collinsia

/kəˈlɪnsɪə; -zɪə/
noun
1.
a North American plant of the scrophulariaceous genus Collinsia, having blue, white, or purple flowers
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, named after Zaccheus Collins (1764–1831), American botanist
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