A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Fly Agaric (species profile)

Fly Agaric, CornwallIt’s the picturebook ‘pixie toadstool’ – and there’s lots of it about in the autumn. Look for it in woodland.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Fragrant Orchid (species profile)

Fragrant Orchid (photo by Steve Townsend)Fragrant Orchids are close to the end of flowering by July, but they (and their lovely scent) still linger on in some spots on The Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend 

Fringed Rupturewort (species profile)

Fringed Rupturewort, one of the rare plants of the Lizard, can be seen in sandy and rocky habitats. A small, unassuming plant, look for its brighter green colouring among the surrounding vegetation.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Golden Hair-lichen (species profile)

Golden Hair-lichenIt is always a pleasure to find the rare and beautiful Golden Hair-lichen. Kynance is a good place to search.
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Green-winged Orchid (species profile)

 Windmill Farm is a good place to look for Green-winged Orchids.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Hairy Curtain Crust (species profile)

Hairy Curtain CrustA fungus of dead wood from broadleaf trees, Hairy Curtain Crust can be found throughout the year. This colony was spotted on fallen oak at Penrose.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Harebell (species profile)


Nodding Harebell flowers start to blossom on the Lizard from July, taking over from Sheep’s-bit as it begins to fade.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Hart's-tongue (species profile)

Hart's-tongueThe woods behind Kennack Sands are a great spot for ferns, including the distinctive and evergreen Hart’s-tongue.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Hemp-agrimony (species profile)

The fluffy pink flowers of Hemp-agrimony blossom in damp places on The Lizard in mid- to late-summer.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Holly (species profile)

Holly“Deck the halls with boughs of holly”…Perhaps the favourite plant for Christmas decorations, Holly is also one of our most familiar woodland shrubs. Look out for its evergreen leaves on The Lizard throughout the year.
Photo: Amanda Scott