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The grassy cliff tops of the Lizard are full of Common Milkwort in summer – the coastal path between Coverack and Lowland Point is one good place to spot this delicate, pretty plant.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 The lovely Cornish Heath, in Great Britain only found growing naturally on serpentine rocks of the Lizard, starts to flower in mid-summer. 
Photo: Amanda Scott

Creeping Buttercup (photo by Steve Townsend)Not much beats a meadow full of golden buttercups.
Photo: Steve Townsend 

Cuckooflower (photo by Steve Townsend)The flushed pink flowers of Cuckooflower can be spotted in damp meadows and on stream banks in the spring.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Devil's-bit ScabiousNoted for being the larval food plant of the nationally rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly, Devil’s-bit Scabious is lovely in its own right. You can find it flowering on Mullion Cliffs in late summer into autumn. 
Photo: Steve Townsend

Watch out for the red stems of the parasitic plant Dodder scrambling over gorse and heather. It flowers between July and September.
Photo: Ray Lawman

Found mainly in woodlands and hedgerows, Dog's Mercury is far from showy, but is distinguished by being one of the earlier plants to flower each year.
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

Dropwort is a lover of basic soils, and can be found blooming on the serpentine of the Lizard from May to August.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

Dryad's Saddle (photo by Ray Surridge)The damp weather is annoying for humans, but good for fungi, like this Dryad’s Saddle, a common bracket fungus on dead and decaying wood.
Photo: Ray Surridge

Dyer's GreenwoodThe yellow flowers of Dyer’s Greenweed can be seen on the Lizard from June to August. The cliffs near Kynance Farm are a good place to look.
Photo: Steve Townsend