Eye Bright.

Botanical name: 

Plate 17. Euphrasia.

A VERY pretty low herb common in our meadow, with woody stalks, and bright and little variegated flowers. It grows six or eight inches high. The stalks are round, thick, firm, and very hard; the leaves are flat, broad, and very deeply indented at the edges; and they are of a bright shining green. The flowers are little, and they are very bright; their ground colour is white, and they are streaked and spotted with black and some other dark colours.

This plant has been always famous for dimness of sight, but whether experience warrants the character that is given of it is uncertain. The juice is very diuretic.

The Family Herbal, 1812, was written by John Hill.