Leptinella, also known as Brass Buttons, is a low growing, spreading plant that can be a weed in lawns.
Leptinella native to New Zealand. Known as "brass buttons" for its yellow button-like flowers, it grows to about 5 cm tall, spreading via rhizomes. It has feathery leaves. It is often found growing in damp locations.
In garden beds
In paths and driveways
The Latin name of the most common species is Leptinella squalida. However, there are other similar plants in the Leptinella genus.
A cultivar with almost black foliage, L. squalida 'Platt's Black', is grown as an ornamental plant, particularly in rock gardens and in flowering lawns.
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