There were many cushions of yellow clinging to the rocky outcrops to the north of the beach.
It was worth getting a closer look since then you can see the stems, leaves and flowers are all hairy giving the plant its name.
The Lizard peninsula is a magnificent area for botanists and considered to be one of the best sites in Britain. It has approximately 20 nationally rare species, 50 nationally scarce species and a wonderful abundance of other more common species.
Click the links below to read our posts on some of the rare species to be found here:Insight into Hairy Greenweed (Genista pilosa): a prostrate, pubescent shrub with yellow flowers found on maritime heath, grassland and cliffs in west Cornwall and Wales.
It is native and flowers in May and June.