Umbilicus rupestris

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  2. Wildflowers
  3. Navelwort


Navelwort is a distinctive plant of walls, stony banks and rocky areas, particularly in shade or damp places. It has fleshy, circular leaves and upright, straw-coloured flower spikes which appear from June to August.

How to identify

Round, green, succulent leaves that look like coins, and thin, candle-like flower spikes are the defining characteristics of Navelwort.

Where to find it

Grows predominantly in Wales, south-west England and Northern Ireland.


When to find it

  • June
  • July
  • August

How can people help

The Wildlife Trusts look after many nature reserves for the benefit of kinds of plants and animals and we are working closely with farmers, landowners and developers to promote wildlife-friendly practices. We have a vision of a 'Living Landscape': a network of habitats and wildlife corridors across town and country, which are good for both wildlife and people. You can support this greener vision for the future by joining your local Wildlife Trust.

Species information

Common name
Latin name
Umbilicus rupestris
Height: up to 15cm
Conservation status