Drug Eyebright

Drug Eyebright Plant Information


Drug Eyebright grows in the following 10 states:

Illinois, New Hampshire, Pennsylvania, Vermont, Wisconsin, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New York, Rhode Island

The preferred growing location is on moist, calcareous sands, such as those on some moors and dunes. The plant is a hemiparasite and can steal water and salts from grasses.It has been introduced in northeastern North America, where it is found in New England (except Connecticut), New York, Pennsylvania, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Ontario, Quebec, the upper peninsula of Michigan, northern Wisconsin, and Illinois.Euphrasia stricta or drug eyebright is an annual forb in the genus Euphrasia.

Euphrasia stricta is used in herbal medicine to treat the eyes.

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