A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

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

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

Pigmy Rush

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


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


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


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