Aug. 14, 2019

European eyebright, Euphrasia stricta

This was the first nice discovery above the bridge (Mackinac of course). A sight for sore eyes! Actually, it is a traditional medicine for sore eyes. These days there are skeptics, and no evidence that the decoctions work more than other moisture. But as Wiki says, "absence of evidence is not proof of inefficacy". European eyebright now has been reported from IL, MA, ME, MI(UP only), NH, NY, PA, RI, VT, WI, NB, NF, ON, PE, and QC. Mackinac Co MI, 8/10/19.