Scientific Name: Collinsia parviflora
Family Name: Plantaginaceae
Bloom Period: Spring
Life Span: Annual
Height: up to 40 cm tall
Habitat: Widespread and locally common at low to mid elevations in Fraser, Thompson and Okanagan basins and southern Rocky Mountain Trench. In dry to moist ponderosa pine and Douglas-fir forests, openings and with bunchgrass grasslands.
Leaf Description: Lower leaves are pairs and spatula-shaped; upper leaves are often in whorls and linear to elliptic-shaped; edges are smooth or shallowly toothed.
Flower and Petal Description: Very small, with 2-lipped corolla with pouch-like enlargement on upper side; upper lip 2-loped, somewhat erect and pale blue to white; lower lip 3-lobed and deep blue. Flowers grow on hairy stalks arising from leaf axils as well as clustered at end of the stem.
Stem Description: Slender weak stems covered in minute hairs.
Fruit Description: Elliptic capsules containing 1 to 3 seeds.
This flower is native to the area.