Scientific Name:
Euphrasia australis Petrie

Slender, sparingly-branched, annual herb 5–20 cm tall; branches bifariously white-hairy and ± glandular-pilose. Lvs sessile, to 12 × 8 mm, usually ± obovate-cuneate with 2–3 pairs of acute teeth, sometimes almost suborbicular with obtuse teeth, glabrous or with sparse long glandular hairs, sometimes sparsely white-hairy. Fls on pedicels to 10 mm long. Calyx 4–6 mm long, pilose with long glandular hairs and sometimes also white-hairy, divided ?-1/2 way. Corolla white, c. 10–12 mm long. Anthers yellow to golden brown; margins sparsely hairy to glabrous; awns slender, almost equal. Capsule ± = or much < calyx, c. 5–6 × 5 mm.

[From: Webb et al. (1988) Flora of New Zealand. Volume 4.]

Indigenous (Endemic)

Flowering: Dec.–Apr.

de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Barkla J.W.; Courtney, S.P.; Champion, P.D.; Perrie, L.R.; Beadel, S.N.; Ford, K.A.; Breitwieser, I.; Schönberger, I.; Hindmarsh-Walls, R.; Heenan, P.B.; Ladley, K. 2018: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2017. New Zealand Threat Classification Series. No. 22. [Not Threatened]
de Lange, P.J.; Rolfe, J.R.; Champion, P.D.; Courtney, S.P.; Heenan, P.B.; Barkla, J.W.; Cameron, E.K.; Norton, D.A.; Hitchmough, R.A. 2013: Conservation status of New Zealand indigenous vascular plants, 2012. New Zealand Threat Classification Series 3. Department of Conservation, Wellington. [Not Threatened]