A lovely little Sedum of some succulent sort, in a geveltuin. Not many Sedum species are tasty but most are edible.
These plants can grow in three thinnest of soils and make an obvious choice for green roofs.
Also today lots of developing Hollyhock plants. This one has found the pefect niche in pavement alongside a drainpipe.
The dried material coming up from the plant us last season’s flower stalk.