Common name(s): Brass Button
Family: Asteraceae - Sunflower family
Species: Cotula coronopifolia
Commonly found: Marshes and Wetlands
Size: Up to 2ft tall
Description: Brass Buttons have flat, yellow flower heads and fleshy stems. Despite being a member of the Sunflower Family (Asteraceae), Brass Buttons lack the typical showy ray flowers of their family. The plant prefers moist habitats, such as salt and freshwater marshes, wetlands, and vernal pools. It most commonly invades disturbed sites but can also spread into undisturbed areas.
Our newsletter keeps you up to date with the latest information about our exhibits, upcoming events, and programs.