A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Common Centaury

With a long flowering period from June to October, the pink flowers of Common Centaury can be found across the Lizard from summer to autumn.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Common Dog-violet

Common Dog-violetNot the prettiest name for a very pretty flower...Common Dog-violets start to bloom in early Spring, with a second flush in late Summer.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Common Fleabane

From August to September, the golden flowers of Common Fleabane brighten up damp meadows and stream edges on the Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Common Knapweed

A valuable source of nectar for insects in late summer, Common Knapweed is found on the grasslands and scrub of The Lizard from July to September.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Common Milkwort

The grassy cliff tops of the Lizard are full of Common Milkwort in summer – the coastal path between Coverack and Lowland Point is a good place to spot this delicate, pretty plant.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Common Scurvygrass

ScurvygrassFrom May to August, Common Scurvygrass can be found along the clifftops of The Lizard.

Cornish Heath

 Cornish Heath, The Lizard, CornwallThe lovely Cornish Heath, in Great Britain only found growing naturally on the serpentine rocks of The Lizard, starts to flower in mid-summer. 

Photo: Amanda Scott

Creeping Buttercup

Creeping Buttercup (photo by Steve Townsend)Not much beats a meadow full of golden buttercups.
Photo: Steve Townsend 


Cuckooflower (photo by Steve Townsend)The flushed pink flowers of Cuckooflower can be spotted in damp meadows and on stream banks in the spring.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Devil's-bit Scabious

Devil's-bit ScabiousNoted for being the larval food plant of the nationally rare Marsh Fritillary butterfly, Devil’s-bit Scabious is lovely in its own right. You can find it flowering on Mullion Cliffs in late summer into autumn. 
Photo: Steve Townsend