A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Bloody Crane's-bill (species profile)

Bloody Crane's-bill (photo by Steve Townsend)The meadows above Kynance Cove are a good place to see Bloody Crane’s-bill in the summer, following recent habitat restoration and scrub clearance.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Blue Roundhead (species profile)

Blue RoundheadUsually associated with summer and autumn, this beautiful Blue Roundhead toadstool was spotted recently, hanging on despite the colder weather.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Bluebells (species profile)

BluebellYou know it is spring when bluebells start to bloom. 
Photo: Amanda Scott

Bristly Oxtongue (species profile)

 Bristly OxtongueIt may not be the prettiest of plants, but Bristly Oxtongue, which flowers from June into the autumn, has some impressive spikes on its leaves.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Burnet Rose (species profile)

Burnet Rose

Creamy-white Burnet Roses are everywhere on the coastal heaths from May through to July.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Butcher's-broom (species profile)

Interesting name, unusual plant – watch out for the small green flowers in late winter and the large red berry fruits between October and May. Kennack Sands is a good place to find this plant.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Carline Thistle (species profile)

Carline Thistle, The Lizard, Cornwall, Kennack SandsLate-flowering Carline Thistles bring a touch of gold to the early autumn landscape at Kennack Sands. The dry flowerheads persist through the winter.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Chamomile (species profile)

Chamomile blooms from mid-summer, carpeting and scenting grassy fields on the Lizard. 
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

Common Butterwort (species profile)

Common ButterwortThe delicate violet flowers of Common Butterwort can be spotted from May to July in boggier spots on The Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Common Centaury (species profile)

With a long flowering period from June to October, the pink flowers of Common Centaury can be found across the Lizard from summer to autumn.
Photo: Amanda Scott