Eyebright is a semiparasitic plant meaning that it is nourished by the roots of other plants.

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About Eyebright

Euphrasia is a genus of about 450 species of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Orobanchaceae, with a cosmopolitan distribution. They are semi-parasitic on grasses and other plants.

Plant Specifications

*above specification are indicative only. actual dimensions may vary by +-10%
Common Name Euphrasia tatarica,Meadow Eyebright.
Maximum Reachable Height 4-8 inches (10-20 cm)
Flower Colour white or purplish
Bloom Time July and September
Difficulty Level easy to grow

Planting and care

Choose a grassy site that receives full sun. Eyebright grows naturally in sunny grasslands and meadows and draws nutrients from the roots of nearby plants. . The grass, however, should not be too thick and vigorous.

Eyebright care

Sow seeds in autumn to allow 90 days of chilling. Eyebright requires a period of chilling to break dormancy and trigger germination in spring. Alternatively, provide 90 days of artificial chilling by placing seeds in a moist growing medium in the refrigerator. Moisten several cups of commercial seed-starting mix, place in a plastic storage bag,

Eyebright can be found throughout North America, Europe, Northern and Western Asia. It prefers grassy areas and meadows. Eyebrights are found in alpine or sub-alpine meadows where snow is common.

Sunlight Full Sun
Watering medium
Soil well-drained soi
Temperature 35 C
Fertilizer Apply any organic fertilizer

Eyebright special feature

basic organic compounds, and a plant based volatile oil unique to the eyebright.

Eyebright uses

Ornamental Use:

  • The plant is used for ornamental purpose

Medicinal Use:

  • mouth to treat swollen (inflamed) nasal passages, allergies, hay fever
  • This annual plant has been used as a folk medicine to treat eye inflammations and infections, coughs, and poor memory since the Middle Ages

Frequently Asked Questions

What is another name for a Eyebright ?

Eyebright is commonly known as Euphrasia tatarica,Meadow Eyebright.

How tall do Eyebright grow?

On average Eyebright grows 4-8 inches (10-20 cm)

What color are Eyebright ?

A Eyebright plant bears flowers of color white or purplish

When Eyebright blooms?

With enough light, Eyebright may produce white or purplish flowers in July and September

How hard is Eyebright to grow?

A Eyebright is easy to grow

How much sunlight does a Eyebright need?

A Eyebright prefers Full Sun

How much water does a Eyebright need?

A Eyebright prefers watering medium

What kind of soil does a Eyebright need?

A Eyebright prefers well-drained soi

What temperature does a Eyebright like?

A Eyebright prefers 35 C

How often should I fertilize my Eyebright ?

To encourage Eyebright growth, Apply any organic fertilizer



Reviews

Sunday, 03 November 2019

Properties of this plant makes it??great houseplants.

Shweta Jain

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