A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

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

Pillwort

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

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

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

Ragged-robin

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

Ramsons

RamsonsIn spring and early summer, the garlic scent of Ramsons is everywhere in the deciduous woodlands, hedges and verges round the Lizard.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Red Campion

Red CampionRed Campion is at its most vibrant from the spring into summer. Find it in woodland edges, hedgerows and roadside verges.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Red Valerian

Red Valerian (photo by Amanda Scott)The rich magenta and ruby hues of Red Valerian are a lovely sight in the summer, whispering of the Mediterranean.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Rock Samphire

Rock SamphireThe yellow-green flowers of Rock Samphire brighten the coastline through the summer months.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Round-leaved Sundew

The paths and open firebreaks of the Crousa Downs are a good place to look for Round-leaved Sundew in the summer.
Photo: Steve Townsend