Cotula turbinata


Cotula turbinata

Cotula turbinata

Scientific name

Grows between grass in moist areas and marginal spaces such as road verges. It forms an important function of support insect life and connecting them to other fynbos sites by growing in marginal public spaces such as road verges and between lawns. makes a a beautiful meadow lawn effect along with oxalis species.

Propagation instructions

By seed

Cotula turbinata can be easily propagated from seed planted in autumn. It should be placed in well-drained soil in an area that receives full sun, although it will tolerate partial shade.

References and further reading

PlantZAfrica profile »

Image credit: Paul Hoekman

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Important characteristics

Conservation status: Least Concern

This species was selected because it has various important characteristics.

Easy to grow

It provides food for:

Honeybees/flies

Cotula turbinata is indigenous to: Cape Flats Sand Fynbos Peninsula Shale Renosterveld

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