Pennywort is a perennial with a long season, it's leaves start to appear in March time and can be found right through until October. It often flowers in late Spring/early Summer- often around May.
Pennywort has green, roughly round leaves with a succulent texture. The middle of the leaf has a hole or 'navel' which gives it its name Navelwort.
Pennywort grows mostly on damp ledges in woodlands and on shady walls.
Pennywort has a fresh, green flavour. It is usually subtle and not overly distinctive but can occassionally become bitter depending on the time of year. Its succulent texture makes it a great garnish or addition to a salad.