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Euphrasia collina subsp. deflexifolia


Euphrasia collina subsp. deflexifoliaeastern eyebright

Group:Magnoliophyta (flowering plants), Magnoliopsida (dicots), Lamiales, Orobanchaceae
Status:Threatened Species Protection Act 1995: rare
Environment Protection and Biodiversity Conservation Act 1999: Not listed
Found only in Tasmania
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Key Points

  • Important: Is this species in your area? Do you need a permit? Ensure you’ve covered all the issues by checking the Planning Ahead page.
  • Important: Different threatened species may have different requirements. For any activity you are considering, read the Activity Advice pages for background information and important advice about managing around the needs of multiple threatened species.


Key Survey reliability more info
M Best time to survey
M Potential time to survey
M Poor time to survey
M Non-survey period

To ensure you follow the law - check whether your survey requires a permit. Always report any new records to the Natural Values Atlas, or send the information direct to the Threatened Species Section. Refer to the Activity Advice: Surveying page for background information.

Euphrasia collina subsp. deflexifolia Spring Summer Autumn Winter
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  • Flowering plants are required to confirm the identity and aid detection of this relatively short-lived (up to 3 to 5 years) perennial herb. Peak flowering of most subpopulations occurs in late spring to early summer with some autumn flowering in suitable seasons. Flowering of some subpopulations peaks in late September and these subpopulations tend also to have a reasonable autumn flush of flowers. Subpopulations may be short-lived, being dependent on gap forming disturbance and abundant rainfall to promote re-establishment from soil stored seed.
  • Euphrasia collina subsp. deflexifolia occurs in open woodland or heath, often associated with road edges, tracks and depressions near the headwaters of creeks. Its habitat is associated with the availability of open patches of ground maintained by fire or other disturbance, the proximity of low vegetation and relatively high soil moisture in spring.

Helping the species

Cutting or clearing trees or vegetation






Changing water flow / quality

Use of chemicals


Further information

​Check also for listing statement or notesheet pdf above (below the species image)​.

​​Cite as: Threatened Species Section (). (): Species Management Profile for Tasmania's Threatened Species Link. ​ ​Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania. Accessed on .

Contact details: Threatened Species Section, Department of Natural Resources and Environment Tasmania​, GPO Box 44, Hobart, Tasmania, Australia, 7001. Phone (1300 368 550).

Permit: A permit is required under the Tasmanian Threatened Species Protection Act 1995 to 'take' (which includes kill, injure, catch, damage, destroy and collect), keep, trade in or process any specimen or products of a listed species. Additional permits may also be required under other Acts or regulations to take, disturb or interfere with any form of wildlife or its products, (e.g. dens, nests, bones). This may also depend on the tenure of the land and other agreements relating to its management. ​​​​​