Photograph of a specimen of a collinsia bicolor wild flower, [s.d.]. Three stems with flowers and leaves are stuffed into a glass vase at left. The stems are leaning to the right. Pictured on a neutral background.; "These are hardy annuals that are mostly natives of California and western North America. They belong to the Snapdragon family, Scrophulariaceae. They grow about a foot high and bear whorls of pretty flowers ranging in color from white through lilac and rose to violet and blue. They flower in the summer when they're outside and are nice for edging beds and borders. They can be grown in pots in the greenhouse and will bloom in early spring. The most popular kind is Collinsia bicolor, which has lilac and white flowers and its variety, candidissima, which has white flowers. Salmon Beauty has very pretty flowers colored salmon-rose. C. grandiflora carminea has very large, reddish-violet flowers. C. verna, Blue-Eyed Mary, is great for the wild garden." -- unknown author.