A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Wild Teasel (species profile)

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 Thyme (species profile)

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

Winter Heliotrope (species profile)

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

Wood anemone (species profile)

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

Wood-sorrel (species profile)

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

Yarrow (species profile)

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

Yellow Centaury (species profile)

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 Stagshorn (species profile)

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