California Chinese Houses Botanical Magnet
Jumbo Botanical Magnet
3.5” x 2.5”
Chinese Houses...this graceful lavender and white annual typifies California's diverse natural riches. Found abundantly on mountain slopes and in open woods in the Northwest. This elegant flower has clustered blossoms rising on tiers like a miniature oriental pagoda, hence, "Chinese Houses". Also, lending to name are the towers of inflorescences, of decreasing diameter. The Chinese Houses is stunning to see when in bloom, typically March through July. Its Latin name “Collinsia” is named for the 18th century American botanist, Zaccheus Collins.