Herb: Brass Buttons


Latin name: Cotula coronopifolia


Family: Compositae



Description of the plant:



Plant:
Annual/Perennial


Height:
10 cm
(4 inches)

Flovering:
July to
August


Scent:
Scented
Annual/Perennial

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.