Cotula coronopifolia

Common name: 

Water Buttons

Family: 
Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Eastern Highlands, Snowfields (ACDEFGHJKLMNPRSTWXZ) also naturalised in WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas

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Distribution and ecological preference at Wilsons Promontory (if known):

Found in damp and wet places and grows as an aquatic in saline and fresh water1
often in disturbed areas2

Flower description:

Yellow3

Habit:

Erect to spreading perennial herb to 20 cm1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has bright yellow flattish flower heads3

Images:
Image of Cotula coronopifolia
Image of Cotula coronopifolia
Image of Cotula coronopifolia Image: Mary Ellis
Conservation status:

Most likely an introduced species

References:

1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria
2 The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust (October, 2014). PlantNET - The Plant Information Network System of The Royal Botanic Gardens and Domain Trust, Sydney, Australia. http://plantnet.rbgsyd.nsw.gov.au
3 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.