Twelve of the most common coastal flowers to be seen in late May and early June are listed below and shown in the late spring coastal wild flowers gallery:
- Bulbous Buttercup (Ranunculus bulbosus)
- Cat’s-ear (Hypochaeris radicata formerly Hypochoeris radicata)
- Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus)
- English Stonecrop (Sedum anglicum)
- Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria)
- Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare)
- Rock Sea-spurrey (Spergularia rupicola)
- Sea Campion (Silene uniflora)
- Sea Carrot (Daucus carota subsp. gummifer)
- Sheep’s-bit (Jasione montana)
- Spring Squill (Scilla verna)
- Thrift or Sea Pink (Armeria maritima subsp. maritima)
There are so many wild flowers that could be included in the list it’s difficult to know where to stop!
Of course, Cornwall also has many plants that are rare in the British Isles, such as Chives (Allium schoenoprasum), and some that are only found in the south west or just on The Lizard peninsula. More posts on these will follow.