Cotula coronopifolia

Common Name:

Water Buttons



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

All regions except Eastern Highlands, Snowfields (ACDEFGHJKLMNPRSTWXZ) also naturalised in WA, SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Found in damp and wet places and grows as an aquatic in saline and fresh water 1
often in disturbed areas 2

Flower Description:

Yellow 3


Erect to spreading perennial herb to 20 cm 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

This species has bright yellow flattish flower heads 3


Image: Mary Ellis

Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora VicFlora

Conservation status:

Most likely an introduced species


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.
3 Ellis, M. (unpublished). “A Field Guide to South Gippsland Flora”.