Cotula australis

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Cotula australisFamily: Asteraceae
Genus: Cotula
Common names: Common Cotula, Carrot Weed
ALA reference

This little annual or occasionally perennial herb is appearing in considerable numbers in the areas that have been cleared. The leaves are superficially similar to the introduced plant Soliva sessilis (Bindii or Jo-jo weed) that is the scourge of many lawns. However it is easy to distinguish the native Cotula by the long flower spikes. (September 2008)