SY6873 : Pellitory of the Wall - Portland

taken 7 years ago, near to Fortuneswell, Dorset, Great Britain

Pellitory of the Wall - Portland
Pellitory of the Wall - Portland
Parietaria diffusa, also known as Lichwort, is growing among the rocks below the promenade and footpath at Chesil Cove. The plant is a member of the Nettle family and grows around the Mediterranean and up as far north as the Midlands, but mostly in the south-west. It likes to grow in the crannies of rocks and cliffs or on walls. Herbalists used to think it could break up stone so they prescribed it to treat kidney and gall bladder stones. It was also used for aches and pains and coughs etc.
The plant can grow up to 2 feet in height and the flowers grow in clusters on the pink stems in the axils of the leaves.
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Tuesday, 29 June, 2010   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 1 July, 2010
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Plantlife   (more nearby)
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! SY 683 732 [100m precision]
WGS84: 50:33.4669N 2:26.8898W
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OSGB36: geotagged! SY 683 732
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