Brass Buttons

Cotula coronopifolia

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The small marsh flower Cotula coronopifolia (also spelled C. coronipifolia) bears the common names brass buttons, golden buttons, and buttonweed. The flowers are bright yellow discoid inflorescences that look like thick buttons. Individual plants spread stems along the ground and send up the knobby flowers at intervals. The plant is native to southern Africa, but it has been introduced to many regions of the world.

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  1. (c) stonebird, some rights reserved (CC BY-NC-SA), http://www.flickr.com/photos/73431753@N00/3316269443
  2. (c) Wikipedia, some rights reserved (CC BY-SA), http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cotula_coronopifolia

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