Euphrasia collina subsp. paludosa (R.Br.) W.R.Barker

J. Adelaide Bot. Gard. 5: 204 (1982) APNI

Taxonomic status:Accepted

Occurrence status:Present

Establishment means:Native

Plants 10–56 cm high; branches developing at ground-level (rarely above); glandular hairs absent from branches, leaves, rachis, bracts and calyces. Upper leaves 5.5–23 mm long, with 1–6 pairs of teeth, base rounded to rounded-cuneate, rarely narrowly cuneate. Calyx externally glabrous or with subsessile glands (to 0.05 mm long); corollas sometimes with yellow spot behind lowest lobe, the lower lobes usually obtuse to truncate, sometimes shallowly emarginate, rarely emarginate, externally with glandular and eglandular hairs; anthers 1.3–2.1 mm long, with rear awns 0.15–0.4 mm long. Seeds 0.5–1.5 mm long. Flowers Aug.–Mar.

CVU, EGL, EGU, GipP, Gold, HNF, HSF, LoM, MonT, NIS, SnM, VAlp, VRiv, VVP, Wim. Also SA, Qld, NSW. Common in montane and subalpine regions of eastern Victoria, in sparse to dense Eucalyptus pauciflora woodland and tussock grassland, sometimes in heath or in grassy areas in bogs and swamps, or at lower altitudes in wet or dry sclerophyll forest or grassy clearings between and in swamps or damp heath.

Branches develop above ground-level on the western and north-western periphery of the highlands distribution, e.g. on Mt Stanley, Mt Granya and the Dandenong Range

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

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South Australia
New South Wales
Australian Capital Territory