Herb: Brass Buttons
Latin name: Cotula coronopifolia
Description of the plant:
Habitat of Brass Buttons:Marshland in Britain.
Other uses of the herb:A brassy gold dye is obtained from the whole plant.
Propagation of Brass Buttons:Seed - where possible, sow the seed as soon as it is ripe in a cold frame. Stand the pot in 2cm of water in order to keep the soil moist. When they are large enough to handle, prick the seedlings out into individual pots and plant them out into their permanent positions in late spring or early summer. Division of rooted pieces in the spring.
Cultivation of the herb:Marshland in Britain.
Medicinal use of Brass Buttons:None known
Known hazards of Cotula coronopifolia:None known
Plant information taken from the Plants For A Future.