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common name: Pennywort, Navelwort, Kidneywort
synonyms: Umbilicus pendulinus, Cotyledon pendulina
part shade, shade
dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
Perennial wildflower usually found growing on stone wall and in rock crevices. Fleshy, rounded, peltate leaves, up to about 6cm across, with a central depression and wavy edges. Succulent stems grow from a tuberous rootstock. Long slender spikes of small tubular, creamy greenish yellow flowers in summer.
Like a damp, shady position on lime-free, well drained, stony soil or in rock crevices. Can withstand periods of drought.
By seed or division.
Has been used as a medicinal herb.
Food plant of the Weavers Wave moth.
Native to western Europe. Common in the southwest of Britian, Wales and southern Ireland