Eyebright
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Taken at Barns Ness  on 10th September 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.




 


Taken at Claddach, Islay  on 14th July 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode.
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Taken at Baron's Haugh on 10th September 2015 using
Nikon D5200 - 18-55 mm lens with Raynox DCR-250 Macro Attachment
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Eyebright.
Latin Name :
Family:
Habit:
AKA:
Euphrasia nemorosa.
Figwort .
An Annual
.
Habitat:
Blooms:
Height:
Feature:

Grassy places, open woodland.
June -September.
10 - 25 cms.
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.