pennywort

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pennywort

1. a crassulaceous Eurasian rock plant, Umbilicus rupestris (or Cotyledon umbilicus), with whitish-green tubular flowers and rounded leaves
2. a marsh plant, Hydrocotyle vulgaris, of Europe and North Africa, having circular leaves and greenish-pink flowers: family Hydrocotylaceae
3. a gentianaceous plant, Obolaria virginica, of E North America, with fleshy scalelike leaves and small white or purplish flowers
4. any of various other plants with rounded penny-like leaves
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Its common name is navelwort, from its depressed 'belly button' centres.
Y ddeilen gron ydi un (Umbilicus rupestris; navelwort neu pennywort) a'r friwydd felen (Galium verum; lady's bedstraw) ydi un arall.
Borage, whose flowers we float in our glasses of Pimms, seeds itself with gay abandon, as do forget-me-nots (pictured) and Omphalodes linifolia, a delightful whiteflowered, glaucousleaved navelwort that is exceptional in preferring a poor, sunny, well-drained situation.