Irish wildflowers

Photos: Ballingeary, Co.Cork

Wall Pennywort / Navelwort
Umbilicus rupestris
Carnán caisil
Family: Crassulaceae

Main flowering June-September. Biennial / perennial. Native.

Tall spike of numerous greenish-white bell-shaped flowers. Circular bright green, fleshy leaves with blunt round teeth. Hairless. Height 15-40cm.

Acidic walls, rocks, banks, woodland. Frequent and can be locally abundant,
S, SE, NE, W Ireland.

Similar: Marsh Pennywort, Hydrocotyle vulgaris. Smaller, creeping, rooting.
Tiny pinkish-green flowers. Bogs, fens.


Wall Pennywort. Ballingeary, Co.Cork. Flowering out-of-season: November 2007.

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