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Navelwort

Umbilicus rupestris

Plant Data

Order:
Saxifragales
Family:
Crassulaceae (Stonecrop)
Flowering Months:
JAN  FEB  MAR  APR  MAY  JUN  JUL  AUG  SEP  OCT  NOV  DEC
Flowers:
Greenish-white bell-shaped flowers in a spike.
Fruit:
A dry, green fruit, splitting open on one side to release its many tiny seeds.
Leaves:
Dark green, long-stalked, alternate, succulent and almost circular leaves. The stalk is attached to the centre of the leaf. The margins are unevenly toothed.
Maximum Size:
50cm tall.
Foraging Notes:
The leaves can be eaten either raw or cooked. The leaves can be eaten in salads and are stronger-tasting later in the year.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Other Names:
Corn Leaves, Dollar Weed, Hipwort, Kidney Wort, Lady's Navel, Penny-pies, Venus's Navelwort, Wall Pennyleaf, Wall Pennywort.
Habitats:
Rocks, walls, woodland.