Cotula australis

Carrot weed

Other common names:

Common cotula, Bachelor's Buttons, annual buttonweed.



  • Perennial/ annual
  • Australian native
  • Prostrate, low growing, some slightly erect up to 10 cm tall
  • Greenish - white or yellow disc florets (flowers)
  • Fruit is a tiny winged achene
  • Carrot-like leaves
  • Often covered in soft long hairs
  • Flowers mostly winter to late spring
  • Spreads by seed
  • Often mistaken for Bindii.


Control options:

  • Pesticides: See available tabs below for registered products. Use as per label instructions.
  • Integrated Pest Management (IPM): Use a combination of approaches listed on this page.
  • Cultural: Remove weed before it produces seed.
  • Mechanical: Tillage where possible.



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Control Options



Surefire Dicamba M




Surefire Dicamba M