I"ve been an amateur botanist since circa 1997 with a special interest in California native plants. A corollary passion of mine is birding and, like many fellow birders, I keep a Life List of all the bird species that I've observed in my lifetime. So I thought, why not also create a life list for plants I've seen in the field? In addition to California natives, I've also included a smaller list of plants that I've observed and photographed in their native habitats outside of the U.S.
Monday, June 19, 2017
Umbilicus rupestris (Navelwort) - Wales, UK
6/6/17 Road from Ffald-y-Brenin to Jabes Vestry (Pontfaen),
From Wildflowers of Britain and Northern Europe by Andrew Cleave & Paul Sterry:
Distinctive hairless perennial with rounded, fleshy leaves with a 'navel' in the centre. Tall flower spikes support the tubular, drooping greenish-white flowers. Plants commonly grow on walls and rocks. Widespread and locally common in suitable habitats in western areas, but very scarce elsewhere and absent from the far north.