Euphrasia collina ssp. paludosa

Purple Eyebright

See Euphrasia collina ssp. collina. Distinguishing features include having branches develop from ground level.

Additional information

  • FamilyOrobanchaceae (syn. Scropulariaceae)
  • StoreyLower storey
  • Plant groupingHerbs & Groundcovers <1m
  • LeavesDiffers from E. collina ssp. collina in that leaves are larger 5.5-23 mm x 2.4-8 mm with 1-3 pairs of teeth (but up to 6 pairs) either at the end or along the length of the leaf.
  • FlowersLower floral lobes are blunt or straight.
  • Bird attractingNo
  • Butterfly attractingNo
  • Frog habitatNo
  • Growing conditionsMoist areas of wet forests.
  • Commercially availableNever
  • Conservation statusOnce grew in the Dandenongs but probably now locally extinct. Common in the areas in which it is found in the Eastern Highlands of Victoria. Possibly occurred in Mountain Ash Wet Forest.
Photographer/s: 1, 3 Marilyn Bull ©; 2 Roger Farrow ©

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