Navelwort (Pennywort), Umbilicus rupestris

Edible Parts:

· Leaves


Leaves are juice and delicious in salads or on sandwiches.

When and where to find it: 

Harvest in the springtime, best picked young before flowers appear in May. You may find a second crop growing in September. Usually found in rock crevices, banks and walls.

Other Observations: 

Erect plant. Distinct round fleshy leaves with a dimple or ‘navel’ in the middle, growing above the stalk.

Author: Paul

Paul has had an interest in the outdoors since he was a young kid. Walking, tracking and exploring the wilderness around him, from disused overgrown railway lines to the vast wilderness of the UK national parks. Over the last few years Paul has honed his skills into specific areas of bushcraft and survival. He is an expert in map reading, shelter building and knots, traps and fishing.


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