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Brass Buttons

Leptinella squalida……Tiny gold flowers give this plant its common name of Brass Buttons and is typically used as a ground cover for small areas or in rock gardens. It tolerates very light foot traffic, so it is well suited to grow between flagstones or along the edges of pathways. Combine it with Scotch moss (Sagina subulata) for good contrast in texture between steppingstones. It can be a good stand-in for moss in places that are too sunny for most mosses or makes an interesting addition to containers or as a ground cover under larger plants. With its very small scale and fern-like appearance, Brass Buttons would make a great addition to a fairy garden or other miniature landscape.