A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Oak Marble Gall (species profile)

Oak Marble Galls are a common gall on oak trees. 
Photo: Ray Surridge

Opposite-leaved Golden-saxifrage (species profile)

Opposite-leaved Golden-saxifrage is a low, spreading plant that lights up damp shady places with a golden glow in spring.
Photo: Steve Townsend


Oxeye Daisy (species profile)

Oxeye DaisyHedgerows and verges are full of Oxeye Daisies glowing white and bright throughout the summer. 
Photo: Amanda Scott

Parasol mushroom (species profile)

No prizes for guessing why this mushroom is called the Parasol…This one was spotted at Soapy Cove.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Penny Bun (species profile)

Penny Bun (Boletus edulis)Edible Penny Bun mushrooms are not often found on the Lizard; these were spotted in a spruce plantation.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Pigmy Rush (species profile)

Pigmy Rush, The Lizard, CornwallIn the early days of summer, look out for diminutive, pink-flushed Pigmy Rush along the ancient trackways of The Lizard.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Pillwort (species profile)

PillwortLook out for the rare, small fern Pillwort, which is benefitting from conservation work on the Lizard. Ruan Pool on Windmill Farm is a good place to search.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Pineappleweed (species profile)

With its long flowering period (May to early autumn) and beautiful scent when crushed, Pineappleweed is a common find by paths, on wasteland and in arable grass on The Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Primrose (species profile)

PrimrosesIt must be spring when there are primroses.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Ragged-robin (species profile)

Ragged-robin (photo by Amanda Scott)Tousled pink flowers of Ragged-robin sway on their tall stems from late spring through to summer’s end.
Photo: Amanda Scott