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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

 

Hairy Curtain CrustA fungus of dead wood from broadleaf trees, Hairy Curtain Crust can be found throughout the year. This colony was spotted on fallen oak at Penrose.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Harebell

Nodding Harebell flowers start to blossom on the Lizard from July, taking over from Sheep’s-bit as it begins to fade.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Hart's-tongueThe woods behind Kennack Sands are a great spot for ferns, including the distinctive and evergreen Hart’s-tongue.
Photo: Amanda Scott

The fluffy pink flowers of Hemp-agrimony blossom in damp places on the Lizard in mid- to late-summer.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

Holly“Deck the halls with boughs of holly”…Perhaps the favourite plant for Christmas decorations, Holly is also one of our most familiar woodland shrubs. Look out for its evergreen leaves on the Lizard throughout the year.
Photo: Amanda Scott

The bright pink and yellow flowers of Hottentot-fig look cheerful on sea cliffs in the summer, but this is an introduced and invasive species.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Ivy provides shelter and food for many species of invertebrates, birds and small mammals, so its autumn flowers are a welcome sight. Look out for it climbing up trees or carpeting woodland floors.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Jelly EarJelly Ear fungus can be spotted in the autumn and right through winter. It is usually found on dead or dying Elder wood.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway