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Leptinella spp.

Leptinella squalida02 by Meneerke bloem (CC BY-SA 3.0)

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    Leptinella Overview

    A genus of annual or perennial alpine plants in the daisy family with a tufted, creeping or mat-forming habit containing 33 accepted species. They are native to the Southern Hemisphere in New Guinea, Australasia, South Africa and South America. They form spreading carpets of pinnately-divided foliage and have button-like flowers. L. squalida is cultivated as a component in tapestry lawns.

    Other uses of Leptinella

    A popular species grown in gardens is L. squalida 'Platt's Black'.