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Kidney Vetch (photo by Amanda Scott)

The books say Kidney Vetch blooms from June, but this is The Lizard, so it flowers from May. Look out for it on cliff tops and sand dunes from late spring through into summer.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

 

Look out for the ‘Catherine Wheel’ leaf rosettes of Land Quillwort between autumn and spring, a plant that, in mainland Britain, is only found on the Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend

The bright buttery glint of Lesser Celandine in the hedgerows and fields is a welcome early sign of spring. 
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

Lesser Centaury, Centaurium pulchellum, The Lizard, CornwallWatch out for Lesser Centaury in summer and early autumn along coastal clifftops.
Photo: Steve Townsend

This pretty three-petalled plant can be found in the summer at the edges of water and in boggy puddles. Good places to look are Goonhilly, Windmill Farm and the Grochall Track down to Kynance.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Long-headed Clover, one of the the Lizard’s clover specialities, flowers on the cliffs at Caerthillian in early summer.
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

 

Marsh Ragwort can be seen flowering in the marshier places and wet meadows on the Lizard from high summer to early autumn.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Oak Marble Galls are a common gall on oak trees. 
Photo: Ray Surridge

 

 

Opposite-leaved Golden-saxifrage is a low, spreading plant that lights up damp shady places with a golden glow in spring.
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

Oxeye DaisyHedgerows and verges are full of Oxeye Daisies glowing white and bright throughout the summer. 
Photo: Amanda Scott