Flower and leaves. Photo: Russell Best, Wilsons Promontary, Vic

Flowers and leaves. Photo: Don Wood, south coast, NSW

Carpet. Australian Plant Image Index, photo: John Wrigley, E of Walpole, WA

Common Name

Water Buttons, Button Weed




Introduced annual or perennial forb, mat-forming, to 60cm tall. Succulent stems. Leaves somewhat fleshy, alternating along the stems, with a sheathing or stem-clasping base. Leaves 1-8cm long, linear to flat, hairless, edges entire or toothed or lobed. Upper leaves smaller, entire. Flower heads yellow, with 0 petals, hemispherical, at the ends of the stems, on stalks 2-8cm long.

Description and photo in G.M. Cunningham, WE Mulham, PL Milthorpe and J H Leigh (1981 and later printings) Plants of Western New South Wales page 670

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