A collaboration of coast and countryside organisations on The Lizard Peninsula

Twin-headed Clover

Caerthillian is one of the best places to see some of the rare clovers that are found on the Lizard in late spring, including Twin-headed Clover.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Wild Carrot

The umbels of Wild Carrot flower on the clifftops between June and August.
Photo: Amanda Scott
 

Wild Chives

Lovely Chives can be found flowering from May to July. Mullion Cliffs is a good place to spot them.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Wild Teasel

The dried spiny seedheads of Wild Teasel persist throughout the autumn and winter. They can be found in many habitats, including sand dunes, and are a good coloniser of waste ground.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Wild Thyme

Wild ThymeWild Thyme is one of the plants in full bloom on the Lizard in July.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Winter Heliotrope

This winter-flowering, vanilla-scented plant of waste places and roadsides is not native to Britain, but is a valuable source of nectar for emerging insects in the earliest days of spring.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Wood anemone

Also known as Windflower, the Wood Anemone is a flower of early spring, found in woodland glades and old hedgerows.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Wood-sorrel

Wood-sorrelWood-sorrel blooms in April and May.
Photo: Amanda Scott

Yarrow

The books may tell you Yarrow flowers until September, but on The Lizard it will often keep going strong into October.
Photo: Steve Townsend

Yellow Centaury

Delicate Yellow Centaury, which blooms in high summer, only opens its tiny flowers in bright sunshine, so go looking in decent weather. Windmill Farm and the Grochall Track are two good places to find it.
Photo: Amanda Scott