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Irish Eyebright

Euphrasia salisburgensis

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Plant Data

Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Order:
Lamiales
Family:
Orobanchaceae (Broomrape)
Type:
Flower
Life Cycle:
Annual
Maximum Size:
12 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Cliffs, grassland, rocks, sand dunes, sea cliffs, seaside.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
2 lipped flowers with purple streaks and a yellow centre.
Fruit:
A dry fruit, splitting open when ripe. The fruits are almost hairless, unlike most other Eyebright species.
Leaves:
Small oval leaves which are deeply toothed and appear along the stems in opposite pairs. The leaves and stems are bronze-tinged. Irish Eyebright can be found growing close to Wild Thyme (Thymus polytrichus) on which the plant is semi-parasitic. Annual.
Frequency (UK):
Rarely seen  
Similar Species:
Distribution Map

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