Common name: Purple Eyebright
Euphrasia collina subsp. muelleri R.Br. APNI*
Description: Herb 20–35 cm high, branches usually forming near ground level, hairy with non-glandular hairs, usually in 2 decurrent lines.
Leaves 6.5–11.5 cm long, 3–6 mm wide, margins usually with 2 or 3 pairs of teeth.
Outer surface of calyx hairy. Bracts and outer surface of calyx hairy with non-glandular hairs. Corolla 9.5–13.5 mm long, purplish or lilac, with paler tube and lower lip behind lobes.
Flowering: Flowers August–November
Distribution and occurrence: Grows in grassland and damp places, in the Dorrigo, upper Murray and Macintyre Rivers and in the Cootamundra area; possibly extinct in N.S.W.
NSW subdivisions: NC, ST, SWS
Other Australian states: Vic. S.A.
Threatened species: NSW BCA: Endangered; Commonwealth EPBC: Endangered
This subspecies is considered data-deficient by Saving our Species (SoS, DPIE) which means a conservation project cannot be developed for it. Visit their website and contact SoS if you have additional information.
Text by W. R. Barker (1992)
Taxon concept: Flora of NSW 3 (1992)
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