Prepared by Jennifer L. D’Appollonio, Assistant Scientist, University of Maine, Orono, ME 04469. Updated February 2018.
Scientific name: Euphrasia nemorosa (Pers.) Wallr.
Common name(s): common eyebright, eyebright
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-oval, sharply toothed leaves
- specialized roots to penetrate host roots
-20 different species and 60 hybrids
-may be confused with the similar non-native E. stricta; see left sidebar of Go Botany webpage
-anthropogenic disturbed areas
-has been used in herbal medicine treating
- respiratory issues
- eye ailments
Go Botany. “Euphrasia Nemorosa (Pers.) Wallr.” Euphrasia Nemorosa (Common Eyebright): Go Botany, 2020, gobotany.nativeplanttrust.org/species/euphrasia/nemorosa/.
The Wildlife Trusts. “Eyebright.” The Wildlife Trusts, www.wildlifetrusts.org/wildlife-explorer/wildflowers/eyebright.