Euphrasia

Euphrasia

Observation - Euphrasia - UK and Ireland. Description: Bright little flowers, often clustered atop a complex of leaves or singly on side shoots. Three of s

Bright little flowers, often clustered atop a complex of leaves or singly on side shoots. Three of several nearby varieties.
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There are 196 Observations of Euphrasia in iSpot, most with single pictures, no description and little hope of bringing to species.
Some have remarkable IDs
https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/observation/26395/eyebright
A few are probably erroneously IDd to species because, my goodness, it is a difficult process.
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I spent an hour on this and another worthwhile hour in the so-valuable Species Browser here https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/species-dictionary/NHMSYS0000458644/euphrasia
It's worth noting that no-one has agreed (though agreements are not dated) to a species here for years!
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Unless we are prepared to photograph them in high definition and with attention to the minutest detail, referring to a decent key for all the features, we might as well make them all Euphrasia officinalis agg. or, more simply, the genus Euphrasia - I have!
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I'm not bothering with other options - they are are too beautiful and variable to worry about such things!
But here's the Lovely Kent key to a few verieties https://bsbi.org/wp-content/uploads/dlm_uploads/Kent_Euphrasia_Key.pdf
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Part of my https://www.ispotnature.org/communities/uk-and-ireland/view/project/769578/the-burn-of-beaquoy