Cotula australis

Family Asteraceae

Common Cotula

Annual herb usually less than 10 cm high. Longevity less than 1 year.

Flowers: White, August - November.

Fruit: Two types of seed. Both 1–1.5 mm long, one winged (seed 1) other unwinged (seed 2).

Seed: Means of dispersal undefined.

Gallery images: seed, seedling, rootstock, resprout


  • Open woodland habitat also roadsides and lawns in full sun.
  • Common along roadsides at the Australian Botanic Garden.
  • Seedlings noted in burnt and unburnt areas after rain.
  • Plants killed by fire.




Ecology of Cumberland Plain Woodland

Cotula australis plant

Cotula australis flower

Cotula australis fruit


Cotula australis seed 1

Cotula australis seed 2