A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Snowdrops

Snowdrops, Galanthus nivalis, The Lizard, CornwallIn February, the weather might still be cold and blustery, but snowdrops, the early heralds of spring, are already poking out their gleaming white heads.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Spangle galls

Spangle gallsSpangle Galls, created by a parasitic wasp, are one of the many kinds of galls found on oak trees. Head to our section on invertebrates to find out more.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Spear Thistle

Spear ThistleThe tall and striking Spear Thistle comes into flower across The Lizard from July.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Spring Sandwort

Spring Sandwort flowers from May to September - try Caerthillian or Kynance for good places to find it.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Spring Squill

Spring SquillSpring Squill can be found flowering on the coast from April to May.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Subterranean Clover

Lizard 'clover season' is from spring to early summer. One to look out for is the small and unassuming Subterranean Clover, found on shallow soils or amongst short turf close to the sea.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Three-lobed Crowfoot

This speciality of muddy tracks and ruts on The Lizard starts to show its delicate, tiny white flowers in February and March.
Photo: Amanda Scott

 

Thrift

ThriftThe lollipop heads of Thrift start to bloom in April, all pink and gorgeous on the clifftops.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Thyme Broomrape

Thyme Broomrape can be spotted along the sea cliffs in early summer. Just south of Kynance Cove is a good place to spot this distinctive plant.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Traveller's-joy

Traveller's-joyIt is definitely a joy to find the feathery seedheads of our only native clematis scrambling through a hedge.
Photo: Steve Townsend