Leptinella longipes

Common Name:

Creeping Cotula



Distribution (from Flora of Victoria):

Wannon, Victorian Volcanic Plain, Otway Plain, Eastern Highlands, Gippsland Plain, Wilsons Promontory, East Gippsland (EKNPTVWXZ) also ?SA, Qld, NSW, Tas
Map - Australasian Virtual Herbarium

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

Freshwater and saline swamps 1

Flower Description:

Yellow 1


Prostrate perennial herb 1

Distinguishing characteristics (within family/genus):

Distinguished from other Leptinella species in Victoria by the plant being hair free or nearly so 1


Links to more images:

Atlas of Living Australia MELU

Links to description of this species:

NSW Flora Understory Network VicFlora

Conservation status:

Not threatened


1 Walsh, N. G. and Entwisle, T. J. “Flora of Victoria”, volumes 2 (1994), 3 (1996) and 4 (1999). Inkata Press, Port Melbourne, Victoria