Hgt up to 30cm Flowers July to September
Natural habitat chalky pastures and moist grassland. A wild flower / medicinal herb dating back to the 14th century for 'all evils of the eye' once used for the treatment of sore eyes. Flowers are often white with a yellow spot and streaked with purple but can vary. The leaves have a slightly bitter flavour, they could be added to salads. Sow in spring, a semi-parasitic plant growing on the roots of grass, is best sown in spring amongst grass in a moist situation, preferring a semi shaded position.