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botanical name:
Umbilicus rupestris
Umbilicus rupestris © Deeproot Plant Base
common name:  Pennywort, Navelwort, Kidneywort
synonyms:  Umbilicus pendulinus, Cotyledon pendulina
family:  Crassulaceae
characteristics: perennial, evergreen
height: 0.30m
width: 0.30m
growth rate: slow
growth habit:
leaf colour: green
flower colour: yellow
stem/bark: light green
main season: All Year
medicinal symbol medicinal
aspect: part shade, shade
conditions: dry soil, moist soil, sandy soil
preferred soil pH: acid
minimum temp: -12°C
USDA zone: 8 to 9
description:
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.

cultivation:
Like a damp, shady position on lime-free, well drained, stony soil or in rock crevices. Can withstand periods of drought.

propagation:
By seed or division.

usage:
Has been used as a medicinal herb.
Food plant of the Weavers Wave moth.

other notes:
Native to western Europe. Common in the southwest of Britian, Wales and southern Ireland

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