Plants of the Castlemaine District

Water Buttons - cosmopolitan (Cotula coronopifolia

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Family: Asteraceae (Daisy family).

Cosmopolitan. Native of South Africa and Australia. Recently its status as an Australian native has been questioned. However, it was recorded in widely spread locations soon after European settlement, and then (if introduced) ceased spreading.

Occurrence: A plant of shallow water and on wet banks, near water.


Photo 1: Water Buttons. Tatura wetland.
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2: Water buttons with fleshy, stem-clasping leaves. 3: Water Buttons, Lake Buloke.
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4, 5: Water Buttons. Warrnambool (Lake Pertobe).

Other cotulas are more slender and smaller..