Index
Kromme-Geelhout-Database

Species details

Genus

Genus : Cotula
Family: Asteraceae (Dicotyledon)
Taxon : Flowering plant
Group : Plant

SPECIES
nigellifolia
NOTES

A straggling to decumbent, glabrescent perennial to 30 cm. It roots at the lower nodes. Leaves irregularly bipinnate with linear lobes. An indigenous weed.


AUTHORITY
(DC.) K.Bremmer & Humphries
Sub Author
Conservation
Uncommon
Habit
Herbaceous
Land Invertebrate
n/a 


Colour
Notes: Yellow flowers with white or yellow rays. Flower heads globose and shortly radiate solitary in the upper axils
Colour: Yellow
Common Name
Staggerweed
Bovine staggers plant
Rivierals
Stootsiektebossie
Waterkerwel
Kerwel
Habitat
NOTES: Thus far only recorded from the river bank at the Old Man's Pool
HABITAT NAME: Riverside
Uses
Skin treatments
Used for skin problems and rashes
Wound treatments
Leaves ground to a paste are used on wounds
Respiratory treatments
Sap is taken orally for a wheezy chest
Fever treatments
Unspecified use
Toxicity
Known to contain toxic principles
Months
October
November
December
January
February
March
April
Synonyms for Species
Matricaria nigellifolia
Sphaeroclinium nigellifolium



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