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Chalk Eyebright

Euphrasia pseudokerneri

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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:
20 centimetres tall
Habitats:
Fens, grassland, seaside.

Flower:
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White, 5 petals
 
White or pale lilac flowers between 7 and 10mm across. Late flowering.
Fruit:
The fruit is a many-seeded capsule, at least twice as long as broad.
Leaves:
Dark green, glossy, roundish and stalkless leaves with serrated margins. Some leaves are purple. Usually seen growing on limy grassland.
Frequency (UK):
Unusual  
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Reproduced by kind permission of the BSBI.

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