Common Eyebright agg. - Euphrasia officinalis agg.


    Eyebright has been divided into a large number of microspecies and their hybrids, which are not treated separately on this site. The flowers are usually white with a yellow throat borne in a spike. Leaves are opposite and toothed.

    Identification difficulty

    Grassy areas, short turf and sometimes on stony areas around quarries.

    When to see it

    Late June to September.

    Life History

    Semi parasitic annual herbs.

    UK Status

    Local but widespread over most of Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Occasional in Leicestershire and Rutland, mainly on quarry spoil and calcareous grassland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire Eyebright was subdivided and not treated as an aggregate.

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