Any of various North American plants of the genus Collinsia, which includes blue-eyed Mary.
Any of a genus (Collinsia) of hardy, low-growing plants of the figwort family, with flowers arranged in whorls.
Origin of collinsia
- New Latin Collinsia genus name after Zaccheus Collins (1764–1831), American botanist
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- New Latin, from Collins + -ia, after American botanist Zacchaeus Collins.