Euphrasia collina subsp. collina

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Plants 19–80 cm high; branches developing well above ground-level; glandular hairs absent from branches, leaves, rachis, bracts and calyces. Upper leaves 4.5–16.5 mm long, with 0–2 pairs of teeth, base rounded to narrowly cuneate; calyx externally glabrous; corollas often with yellow blotch behind lowest lobe, the lower lobes usually emarginate to truncate, rarely obtuse, externally glandular and eglandular pubescent; anthers 1.5–2.4 mm long, with rear awns 0.2–0.6 mm long. Seeds 0.7–1.3 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Feb.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Glep, Gold, GGr, HNF, HSF, MuF, NIS, OtP, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, WPro, Wim. Also SA, Tas. Scattered in sclerophyll forest or woodland (with or without a well-developed shrub understorey), heathland (often near-coastal) and swamps.

Victorian populations, particularly in the Grampians and nearby mountain areas, have leaves with longer and more acute teeth than Tasmanian populations. Leaves in coastal Victorian sites tend to the latter, while those from intervening sites tend to encompass both types.

Source: Barker, W.R. (1999). Scrophulariaceae. In: Walsh, N.G.; Entwisle, T.J. (eds), Flora of Victoria Vol. 4, Cornaceae to Asteraceae. Inkata Press, Melbourne.
Updated by: Daniel Ohlsen, 2017-06-16
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life Life
kingdom Plantae
phylum Tracheophyta
superorder Asteranae
order Lamiales
family Orobanchaceae
genus Euphrasia
Higher taxa


Source: AVH (2014). Australia's Virtual Herbarium, Council of Heads of Australasian Herbaria, <>. Find Euphrasia collina subsp. collina in AVH ; Victorian Biodiversity Atlas, © The State of Victoria, Department of Environment and Primary Industries (published Dec. 2014) Find Euphrasia collina subsp. collina in Victorian Biodiversity Atlas
  Bioregion Occurrence status Establishment means
Wimmera present native
Glenelg Plain present native
Victorian Volcanic Plain present native
Victorian Riverina present native
Murray Fans present native
Gippsland Plain present native
Otway Plain present native
Goldfields present native
Central Victorian Uplands present native
Greater Grampians present native
Northern Inland Slopes present native
East Gippsland Lowlands present native
East Gippsland Uplands present native
Wilsons Promontory present native
Highlands-Southern Fall present native
Highlands-Northern Fall present native
Victorian Alps present native
Snowy Mountains present native

State distribution

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory