A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

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

Fragrant Orchid (species profile)

Fragrant Orchid (photo by Steve Townsend)Fragrant Orchids are close to the end of flowering by July, but they (and their lovely scent) still linger on in some spots on The Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend