Scientific Name:
Euphrasia laingii Petrie, Trans. & Proc. New Zealand Inst. 44: 184 (1911 [1912]) – as Euphrasia Laingii

Perennial herb, much-branched from woody stock; stems woody at base, often prostrate; branches erect, 8–15–20 cm tall, bifariously hairy. Lvs sessile, 6–12–(15) × 3–6–(8) mm, narrow-cuneate to cuneate-obovate or cuneate-oblong, glabrous; apex 3-lobed with narrow lateral lobes and broad, obtuse to subacute central lobe, sometimes incisions very shallow. Fls on pedicels to 10 mm long. Calyx 6–12 mm long, glabrous, or sparsely hairy at very base, divided 1/4-⅓ way. Corolla white, 15–20 mm long. Anthers red-brown; marginal hairs numerous; awns usually unequal. Capsule < calyx, ± 6–9 × 3–4 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]
Petrie, D. 1912 ("1911"): Descriptions of New Native Species of Phanerogams. Transactions and Proceedings of the New Zealand Institute 44: 179–187.