Leptinella squalida 'Platt's Black' (Brass Buttons)
Funky little container or rockery plant with segmented, zig-zag stems and green to black scale-like foliage on a plant that only grows to a couple of inches high. It produces 'brass button' looking flowers in early summer and prefers the sun but in hotter climates like the Louisville area some protection from the late afternoon sun is ideal. It is a plant that once you fell it you have to have it! The winters in this area can be pretty brutal on this plant but it is worth the risk.