Flowers That Hide In The Grass
These short, hairy plants often hide in the grass so that they are barely visible; (they really are quite tiny) they are found beside lowland streams and up on heath and mountainsides.
A tiny white (or lilac) wildflower that's really is so pretty when you stoop down low to look a little closer at the flower.
It really is very tiny, each bloom only being up to 10mm in size. The eyebright has distinctive lobed petals and often, a bright yellow centre. Its leaves are toothed
The leaves of eyebright are very small, measuring 6-20 mm. in length, slender.
The leaves vary in colour from light to dark green, sometimes with a bronze sheen.
They are coarsely toothed having brown tips, and are densely arranged along the length of the stem and throughout the flower cluster
Capsule Like Fruit
Eyebright produces a small capsule like fruit
Eyebright - Folklore
Carry eyebright flowers if you are wanting to know id someone is telling the truth and also to enhance your physic powers.
Folk names that are attached to these wildflowers are 'Christ's Eyes' and 'Christ's Sight'
People used to take an infusion of eyebright tea to enhance your memory
In the past it was mixed with Coltfoot to create a tobacco which was said to ease asthma.
|Inches and cm sizes are approximate|