Scientific Name: Euphrasia agg. Scrophulariaceae.
English Name: Eyebrights. Figwort family.
French Name: Euphraise.
5 Key Characters:
- short, semi-parasitic herb found in grass.
- small, white, lipped bell-shaped flowers in leafy spikes.
- lower lip 3-lobed, with a yellow blotch at the base and purple lines.
- leaves oval, deeply toothed.
- stems covered in white curled hairs.
Habitat: Grasslands, especially pelouse, heathlands, arable land, waste ground and open woods.
Flowering Period: July-August-September.
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