A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Lesser Centaury

Lesser Centaury, Centaurium pulchellum, The Lizard, CornwallLook for for Lesser Centaury in summer and early autumn along coastal clifftops.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Lesser Water-plantain

This pretty three-petalled plant can be found in the summer at the edges of water and in boggy puddles. Good places to look are Goonhilly, Windmill Farm and the Grochall Track down to Kynance.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Long-headed Clover

Long-headed Clover, one of the the Lizard’s clover specialities, flowers on the cliffs at Caerthillian in early summer.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Marsh Ragwort

Marsh Ragwort can be seen flowering in the marshier places and wet meadows on the Lizard from high summer to early autumn.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Oak Marble Gall

Oak Marble Galls, common on oak trees, are created by a parasitic gall-wasp. Head to our section on invertebrates to find out more.
Photo: Ray Surridge

Opposite-leaved Golden-saxifrage

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

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

Pale Butterwort

Pale Butterwort (Kate Dalziel)A paler, smaller version of Common Butterwort, the Pale Butterwort is harder to find, but worth the search. Crousa Downs is a good place to look.
Photo: Kate Dalziel

Parasol mushroom

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

Penny Bun

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