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Euphrasia oakesii

Euphrasia oakesii Wettst.

Oakes' Eyebright

Scrophulariaceae (Figwort Family)

Synonym(s): Euphrasia williamsii, Euphrasia williamsii var. vestita


USDA Native Status: L48 (N), CAN (N)

It is hemiparasitic and attaches to host plants by specialized root connections.


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Plant Characteristics

Duration: Annual
Habit: Herb
Leaf Shape: Ovate
Size Class: 0-1 ft.

Bloom Information

Bloom Color: White , Purple
Bloom Time: Jul , Aug
Bloom Notes: Flowers are whitish light purple.


Canada: NB , NL , PE
Native Distribution: High peaks of Maine, New Hampshire, Labrador, Newfoundland; very rare.
Native Habitat: Sunny turfy or gravelly slopes, alpine regions.

Growing Conditions

Soil pH: Alkaline (pH>7.2)
CaCO3 Tolerance: High

Additional resources

USDA: Find Euphrasia oakesii in USDA Plants
FNA: Find Euphrasia oakesii in the Flora of North America (if available)
Google: Search Google for Euphrasia oakesii


Record Modified: 2011-08-13
Research By: TWC Staff

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