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Usually flowering in high summer, the Lizard climate can see Sheep's-bit in bloom as early as June.
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

 

Often found on bare ground and road verges, as well as on heaths and grasslands, the yellow flowers of Smooth Hawk’s-beard can be seen brightening the Lizard from mid-summer until early autumn.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Spangle gallsSpangle Galls are one of the many kinds of galls found on oak trees. These were spotted at Croft Noweth on Goonhilly.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Spear ThistleThe tall and striking Spear Thistle comes into flower across The Lizard from July.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Spring Sandwort flowers from May to September - try Caerthillian for a good place to find it.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Spring SquillSpring Squill can be found flowering on the coast from April to May.
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

Lizard 'clover season' is from spring to early summer. One to look out for is the small and unassuming Subterranean Clover on shallow soils or amongst short turf close to the sea.
Photo: Steve Townsend

This speciality of muddy tracks and ruts on The Lizard starts to show its delicate, tiny white flowers in February and March.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

ThriftThe lollipop heads of Thrift start to bloom in April, all pink and gorgeous on the clifftops round the Lizard.
Photo: Terry Thirlaway

Thyme Broomrape can be spotted along the sea cliffs on the Lizard in early summer. Just south of Kynance Cove is one good place to spot this distinctive plant.
Photo: Amanda Scott