SM9737 : Navelwort leaf

taken 8 years ago, 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.
Creative Commons Licence [Some Rights Reserved]   © Copyright ceridwen and licensed for reuse under this Creative Commons Licence.
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
1:50,000 Modern Day Landranger(TM) Map © Crown Copyright
TIP: Click the map for Large scale mapping
Change to interactive Map >
Grid Square
SM9737, 126 images   (more nearby )
  (find more nearby)
Date Taken
Friday, 25 December, 2009   (more nearby)
Saturday, 26 December, 2009
Plantlife   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 975 370 [100m precision]
WGS84: 51:59.6941N 4:57.0003W
Camera Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SM 975 370
View Direction
East-northeast (about 67 degrees)
Looking for a postcode? Try this pageExternal link
Clickable map

Image classification(about): Supplemental image
This page has been viewed about 122 times.
View this location: KML (Google Earth) · Google MapsExternal link · Bing MapsExternal link · OS Map Checksheet · Geograph Map · geotagged! More Links for this image
W Go E
You are not logged in login | register