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Water Buttons

Cotula spp.

Also known as

Buttonweeds, Brass Buttons

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Full Sun
Light watering


USDA zone


Minimum temperature

Expected size





    • spring
    • summer
    • autumn
    • winter

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    Water Buttons Overview

    Genus with over 60 perennial, mostly evergreen species grown mainly for their foliage and button-like, often yellow, sometimes white flowers. Some species grow on the edges of water and many in this genus are considered invasive. Species in this genus are similar in morphology, distinguishable only by their flowers, which lack ray florets and grow on solitary stems.

    How to propagate Water Buttons


    You can propagate by division in the spring.

    Other uses of Water Buttons

    Grown for their neat foliage and button-like flower heads.

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