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The umbels of Wild Carrot flower on the Lizard's clifftops between June and August.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

Lovely Chives can be found flowering from May to July. Mullion Cliffs is a good place to spot them.
Photo: Steve Townsend

 

The dried spiny seedheads of Wild Teasel persist throughout the autumn and winter. They can be found in many habitats, including sand dunes, and are a good coloniser of waste ground.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

Wild ThymeWild Thyme is one of the plants in full bloom on the Lizard in July.
Photo: Amanda Scott

This winter-flowering, vanilla-scented plant of waste places and roadsides is not native to Britain, but is a valuable source of nectar for early emerging insects.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Also known as Windflower, the Wood Anemone is a flower of early spring, found in woodland glades and old hedgerows.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Wood-sorrelWood-sorrel blooms in April and May.
Photo: Amanda Scott

The books may tell you Yarrow flowers until September, but on the Lizard it will often keep going strong into October.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Delicate Yellow Centaury, which blooms in high summer, only opens its tiny flowers in bright sunshine, so go looking in decent weather. Windmill Farm is one good place to find it.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

Yellow StagshornIt’s easy to see how this fungus got its name. It is most commonly seen from summer to autumn.
Photo: Steve Townsend