A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Ivy (species profile)

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 Ear (species profile)

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

Kidney Vetch (species profile)

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



Land Quillwort (species profile)

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

Lesser Celandine (species profile)

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


Lesser Centaury (species profile)

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

Lesser Water-plantain (species profile)

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 (species profile)

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 (species profile)

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 Gall (species profile)

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