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

 

 

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

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

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

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 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

Fringed Rupturewort, one of the rare plants of the Lizard, can be seen in sandy and rocky habitats. A small, unassuming plant, look for its brighter green colouring among the surrounding vegetation.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

It is always a pleasure to find the rare and beautiful Golden Hair-lichen. Kynance is a good place to look for it.
Photo: Ray Lawman

 

 

Windmill Farm is a good place to look for Green-winged Orchids.
Photo: Amanda Scott