|Scientific name:||Euphrasia stricta J.P.Wolff ex J.F.Lehm.|
|Swedish name:||Vanlig Ögontröst|
|German name:||Steifer Augentrost|
|Nederlandse naam:||Stijve Ogentroost|
|English name:||Drug Eyebright|
|Plant Family:||Orobanchaceae, Snyltrotsväxter, Broomrape family|
|Stems:||Erect, 5-35cm high, simple, downy, reddish; covered with numerous non-glandular trichomes curved downward. These trichomes reach a length|
|Leaves:||Opposite, ovate leathery blades dentate, crenate|
|Flowers:||White and violet veined with a yellowish palate|
|Fruits:||Fruit capsule has long hair at the tip|
|Habitat:||Moorlands, bogs, marshes, pastureland and meadows|
Location: Hammarstrand Camping
Derivation of the botanical name:
euphrasia, εὐφρασία, εὐϕρασία (Greek),from the Greek word phren, φρήν (diaphragm; the midrif (as a partition of the body); (figuratively and by implication, of sympathy) the feelings (or sensitive nature; by extension (also in the plural) the mind or cognitive faculties), meaning "good cheer",
strict, "pulled together, close"; rigid.
The Swiss Philippus Aureolus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim (1493-1541), who later adopted the Latin name Paracelsus, published the literary theory entitled Doctrine of Signature, the concept that the key to humanity's use of various plants was indicated by the form of the plant. The concept was employed by the herbalists of the Renaissance, and was accepted until the latter part of the 19th cent.
The Doctrine of Signature lies far from our modern concept of a system of classification.