Monday, June 15, 2009


navelwort (also know as wall pennywort) is something of an abundant local speciality. It gets its name from the rounded leaves with a central dimple where the stalk is attached. Valerian (below) and hedge woundwort (at the bottom) are also out which means summer has arrived. From now on the hedgerows tend to become overgrown with ferns and grasses, and much of the colour drains away. And of course it starts raining.


Anonymous said...

A native Cornishman has told me that navelwort goes by the name of pig's bum. I've never been that close to a pig that I can attest to the accuracy of the description!

Spot said...

I really like that name, it is very descriptive