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.
Grassy areas, short turf and sometimes on stony areas around quarries.
Late June to September.
Semi parasitic annual herbs.
Local but widespread over most of Britain.
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.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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