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Unknown plant - garden escape?

Observed: 25th June 2012 By: Simon WalkerSimon Walker’s reputation in PlantsSimon Walker’s reputation in PlantsSimon Walker’s reputation in PlantsSimon Walker’s reputation in Plants
Unknown plant, West Lyn Farm, 2012-06-25 002
Unknown plant, West Lyn Farm, 2012-06-25 001
Description:

The local hedgerows are based on drystone walls. This is at a height of about 200m above sea level, and 1km from the sea. There's quite a bit of this plant about, along with huge nubers of foxgloves.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Navelwort (Umbilicus rupestris) interacts

Comments

Simon Walker's picture

Navelwort, Eh!

Thanks, Chris. What a splendid name for a rather attractive plant. There's quite a bit of it in that area of North Devon, but I'd never seen it before. Couldn't find it in my book either; not because it's not in there, it is; but because the book's rubbish. Have to get a better one, I think.

chrisbrooks's picture

Navelwort

Hi Simon, I have just come back from The Lakes and it is growing in dry stone walls all over the place, so luckily I was familiar with it. Regards Chris.

David Beattie's picture

Navelwort

Sometimes this is also called Wall Pennywort ( Blamey, Fitter and Fitter, and Francis Rose)

Simon Walker's picture

I Am Humbled

So much information. I've heard of Pennywort, but not the others. I think the names we have for some of our plants are great. I particularly like the names "Travellers Joy" and "Jack-in-the-Hedge".
Many thanks, David.