Navelwort (Wall Pennywort, Navel Wort, Penny-pies, Pennywort, Kidneywort, Dollar Weed)
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Common Name: Navelwort (Wall Pennywort, Navel Wort, Penny-pies, Pennywort, Kidneywort, Dollar Weed)
Latin Name:Umbilicus rupestris
Family Name: Crassulaceae
We can find no evidence of toxicity of Navelwort, and so it is fine to feed to your tortoise as part of a wider, varied diet. The stems of this plant are deep pink and can often give the flowers a pinkish tinge.
Do not confuse with other plants called Navelwort (particularly those in the Omphalodes genus), which look quite different and are different plants.
Also do not confuse with other plants called Pennywort (for example Marsh Pennywort) or Dollar Weed, both of which are in the genus Hydrocotyle, and although they look similar to Navelwort, they are from a different family of plants.