Common Eyebright

  

(Euphrasia nemorosa)

Common Eyebright is a small flowering perennial plant, native to Europe (introduced to North America and New Zealand). Found in fields, lawns, forest openings, and other grassy areas. The plant is hemiparasitic, which means it relies partially on surrounding plants for nutrition. For this reason its recommended to plant eyebright with other grassland species. Has been used in herbal medicine as a wash for treating eye conditions amongst other ailments.