Dec. 11, 2018

maiden blue-eyed-Mary, Collinsia parviflora

Many eyes have been captured by regular sized relatives of this.
Plants like blue-eyed-Mary and Chinese houses have flowers close to the size of snapdragons, which they are related to. But what eyes do these catch? They're less than a quarter inch, and the plants are close to the ground. We tend to think of things in reference to our own size, or bigger. While we reach for stars, there are worlds of activity around our feet, where eyes of a different size find these, and become part of a small scale pollination syndrome. Maiden blue-eyed-Mary grows in AK, AZ, CA, CO, ID, MA, MI(T), MT, ND, NE, NM, NV, OR, PA, SD, UT, VT, WA, WY, AB, BC, MB, NS, ON, SK(V), and YT. Summit Co CO, 6/16, 13.