Cotula microglossa, in Afrikaans grootknoppiesopslag (big little button volunteer growth (!)) or gansogies (little goose eyes), is an annual sprawling herb that commonly grows to 25 cm. Its soft leaves are finely bipinnate, 3 cm long and 1 cm wide.
The plant is distributed widely in South Africa from the Western Cape and Eastern Cape to Gauteng, growing in loamy lowlands. This abundant and thriving stand was seen in a soft soil valley in the Rooiberg, east of Van Wyksdorp, standing taller than 50 cm.
This plant resembles Oncosiphon piluliferum that is also widespread, especially in disturbed patches from Namibia to the Eastern Cape (Vlok and Schutte-Vlok, 2010; iSpot).