A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Dropwort (species profile)

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 (species profile)

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 Greenweed (species profile)

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

Early Forget-me-not (species profile)

Early Forget-me-notIn the spring, look out for the tiny and delicate blue flowers of Early Forget-me-not nestling on sandy cliff-top and heathland soils round the Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Early-purple Orchid (species profile)

Early-purple Orchids enjoy the serpentine soils of the Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

 

Earthtongues (species profile)

EarthtonguesThere are nine species of Earthtongues in the UK. Often overlooked, they are an important indicator of ancient unimproved grassland.
Photo: Steve Townsend

English Stonecrop (species profile)

Carpets of English Stonecrop flower from June to September on the rocks of the Lizard.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Evening-primrose (species profile)

Evening-primroseEvening-primrose can be spotted into the autumn in milder weather.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Field Gentian (species profile)

Field GentianThe lovely violet flowers of Field Gentian are a rarity. More common in the north of the UK, they are found in a small handful of places on the Lizard. Watch out for them by the old trackways across the heath in late summer.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Field Madder (species profile)

Field MadderThe books say that Field Madder flowers until October, but it is often still hanging in there into November on the Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend