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Taxon: Cotula coronopifolia L.

Genus: Cotula
Family: Asteraceae (alt. Compositae) subfamily: Asteroideae tribe: Anthemideae subtribe: Cotulinae
Nomen number: 316639
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 2:892. 1753
Typification: View record from Linnaean Plant Name Typification Project of the Natural History Museum of London.
Name verified on: 06-Mar-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last updated: 06-Mar-2012
No species priority site assigned.


Common names:

  • bachelor's-button   (Source: F NZeal ) – English
  • brass-buttons   (Source: F NAmer ) – English
  • buttonweed   (Source: BSBI ) – English
  • water cotula   (Source: Aust Pl Common Names ) – English
  • waterbuttons   (Source: Econ Pl Aust ) – English
  • eendjieskweek   (Source: Cape Pl ) – Afrikaans
  • gansgras   (Source: Cape Pl ) – Afrikaans
  • cotule   (Source: F NAmer ) – French
  • cotule à feuilles de sénebière   (Source: Zander Ency ) – French
  • Krähenfuß-Laugenblume   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • Wasserknopf   (Source: Zander Ency ) – German
  • strandkotula   (Source: Vara kulturvaxt namn ) – Swedish

Economic importance:

Distributional range:

    Southern Africa: Namibia; South Africa - Eastern Cape, Gauteng, Northern Cape, Western Cape

      Naturalized: (links to other web resources are provided for some distributions)
    Northern Africa: Algeria; Morocco; Tunisia
    Australia: Australia
    New Zealand: New Zealand
    Northern Europe: Denmark; Norway; United Kingdom
    Middle Europe: Germany; Netherlands
    Southeastern Europe: Greece; Italy [incl. Sardinia]
    Southwestern Europe: France [incl. Corsica]; Portugal; Spain [incl. Baleares]
    Subarctic America: United States - Alaska
    Eastern Canada: Canada - New Brunswick, Nova Scotia, Prince Edward Island, Quebec
    Western Canada: Canada - British Columbia
    Northeastern U.S.A.: United States - Massachusetts
    Northwestern U.S.A.: United States - Oregon, Washington
    Southeastern U.S.A.: United States - Maryland
    Southwestern U.S.A.: United States - Arizona, California, Nevada
    Northern Mexico: Mexico - Baja Norte
    Brazil: Brazil - Rio Grande do Sul
    Western South America: Bolivia; Ecuador; Peru
    Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

    Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
    Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium



Check other web resources for Cotula coronopifolia L.:

Check other web resources for images:

  • Google Images Note: Be advised that their identity may be inaccurate. Proper identification of a plant may require specialized taxonomic knowledge or comparison with properly documented herbarium material.

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Cite as:
USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program.
Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database].
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland.
URL: (06 October 2015)

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