Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Eyebright
Euphrasia nemorosa
of the Figwort family
an annual
10-25 cm high
blooms June-September
likes grassy places, open woodland
can be seen by the Pond.

   
This bright-eyed flower was once thought to help poor eyesight. Today an extract from the plant is used in golden eye ointment. Its scientific name Euphrasia means "to gladden". The markings of the flower are “honey-guides” for insects
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