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Pennywort, Navelwort (Umbilicus Rupestris)

When to pick: Year Round. Parts to Use: Leaves

Pennywort is easy to find, it thrives on stone walls in damp atmosphere.  It's a delicious little succulent that's also called 'bread and butter' or the 'walkers friend' because the round juicy leaves are thought to be thirst quenching.  

The round, indented, fleshy leaves of pennywort are what you often see growing in the cracks of old stone walls and sometimes on old trees.  

You’ll find it in Britain, France and parts of the Mediterranean.  I love to nibble a few when I am hill-walking.  They are delicious as part of a green salad or in sandwiches.

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Darina Allen
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