SM9737 : Navelwort leaf

near to Fishguard/Abergwaun, Pembrokeshire/Sir Benfro, Great Britain

Navelwort leaf
Navelwort leaf
A single leaf of Umbilicus rupestris, photographed on Christmas Day. This is a wild member of the Crassula family of succulents, whose name derives from the Latin 'crassus' meaning thick (etymologically identical to the uncomplimentary term 'crass').
Navelwort is a common plant of Britain's southwestern seaboard but is rarely found in the east. It loves to grow among rock and stone, whether natural or human-made structures, as here on the wall-bank of a lane.
The leaf veins radiate from the central umbilicus which can often be seen to hold a droplet of water. The leaves vary greatly in size and can reach several inches across.
Herbalists refer to this plant by its earlier name, Cotyledon umbilicus. A distillation of its leaves was said to have a healing effect on chilblains, piles and other inflammations.
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2009
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Friday, 25 December, 2009   (more nearby)
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Saturday, 26 December, 2009
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OSGB36: geotagged! SM 975 370 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.6941N 4:57.0003W
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