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Cotula alpina (Asteraceae) 2:356

 
Cotula alpina is a common native herb in wet places, including the alpine zone. It is a stoloniferous, glabrous perennial herb. The leaves are about 3cm long and about 5mm wide, and are divided almost to the midrib into narrow lobes (sometimes twice divided). The heads are about 4 mm in diameter, with pale yellow tube flowers. A characteristic features is the scape (the stalk holding the head). It is hollow, quite thick and shorter than the leaves at flowering (although elongating by the time of fruiting).
 

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