A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Oxeye Daisy (species profile)

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

Parasol mushroom (species profile)

No prizes for guessing why this mushroom is called the Parasol…This one was spotted at Soapy Cove.
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

Penny Bun (species profile)

Penny Bun (Boletus edulis)Edible Penny Bun mushrooms are not often found on the Lizard; these were spotted in a spruce plantation recently.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Pigmy Rush (species profile)

Pigmy Rush, The Lizard, CornwallIn the early days of summer, look out for diminutive, pink-flushed Pigmy Rush along the ancient trackways of The Lizard.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Pillwort (species profile)

PillwortLook out for the rare, small fern Pillwort, which is benefitting from conservation work on the Lizard. Ruan Pool on Windmill Farm is a good place to search.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Pineappleweed (species profile)

With its long flowering period (May to early autumn) and beautiful scent when crushed, Pineappleweed is a common find by paths, on wasteland and in arable grass on the Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Primrose (species profile)

PrimrosesIt must be spring when there are primroses.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Ragged-robin (species profile)

Ragged-robin (photo by Amanda Scott)Tousled pink flowers of Ragged-robin sway on their tall stems from late spring through to summer’s end.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

 

 

Ramsons (species profile)

RamsonsIn spring and early summer, the garlic scent of Ramsons is everywhere in the deciduous woodlands, hedges and verges round the Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Red Valerian (species profile)

Red Valerian (photo by Amanda Scott)The rich magenta and ruby hues of Red Valerian are a lovely sight in the summer, whispering of Mediterranean summers.
Photo: Amanda Scott