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

 

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

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

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

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

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

 

 

 

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 (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

 

 

 

Rock SamphireThe yellow-green flowers of Rock Samphire brighten the coastline through the summer months.
Photo: Amanda Scott 

 

 

Look on the paths and open firebreaks of the Crousa Downs for Round-leaved Sundew, which flowers in the summer.
Photo: Steve Townsend