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Collinsia heterophylla * Chinese Houses

Collinsia heterophylla is well named. The flowers of Chinese Houses are stacked like a pagoda. Collinsia heterophylla will be found in massive groups on a hillside and virtually be the whole colorful show from May through the first of June. Collinsia heterophylla will generally grow on north facing slopes or in shaded areas of east or west exposures. Chinese Houses will grow in disturbed soils or in a mixture of herbs. Collinsia heterophylla seeds can often be found in wildflower mixes. Collinsia heterophylla attracts the Checkerspot and Spring Azure Butterflies and is a great addition to the wildflower section in your butterfly garden.

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Collinsia heterophylla, Chinese Houses