Cotula australis (Sieber) Hook. f.
Family: Asteraceae
(english: Australian waterbuttons)
Cotula australis image
Forest and Kim Starr - Plants of Hawaii  
Annuals, 2-10(-25+) cm. Stems branched ± throughout, ± strigillose to villous, glabrescent. Leaves petiolate or sessile; blades obovate to spatulate, 2-3-pinnately lobed (ultimate lobes narrowly spatulate to linear), (1-)2-3(-6) cm. Involucres 3-4(-6) mm diam. Phyllaries 13-22+ in 2-3 series, subequal (apices brown). Ray florets 0 (peripheral pistillate florets 8-80+ in 1-3+ series; corollas 0). Disc corollas ochroleucous to pale yellow, 0.5-0.8 mm. Cypselae: outer stalked, 1-1.2 mm, ± winged, faces ± papillate; inner sessile, 0.8-1 mm, not winged, not papillate. 2n = 36, 40. Flowering Jan-Sep. Disturbed sites; 0-800 m; introduced; Ariz., Calif., Fla., Maine, Oreg., Tex.; Australia; also introduced in Northern Hemisphere: Mexico (Baja California); South America; Africa.