Factsheet for The Lizard

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Country: United Kingdom

Central coordinates: 50.00000000o [50o 0' 0" North], -5.25000000o [5o 15' 0" West]

Administrative region: South West (West Cornwall)

Area: 3237 ha

Altitude: 0 - 101

Site Description
The Lizard IPA is recognised as being of outstanding importance for plants. It is home to over 70 threatened and/or rare flowering plants, and important communities of stoneworts, mosses, liverworts and bryophytes.

Botanical Significance
Noted for Habitats, Lichens, vascular plants, Bryophytes and Stoneworts.
Vascular plant interest of Baulk Head to Mullion SSSI (details taken from citation) –
Red data book plants
Fringed rupturewort (Herniaria ciliolate
Hairy greenweed (Genista pilosa)

Vascular plant interest of Caerthillian to Kennack SSSI (details taken from citation) –
Red data book plants
Fringed rupturewort (Herniaria ciliolate)
Long-headed clover (Trifolium incarnatum subsp. Molineri)
Wild asparagus (Asparagus officinalis subsp. Prostrates
Early meadow-grass (Poa infirma)
Upright clover (Trifolium strictum
Twin-headed clover (Trifolium bocconei)
ourleaved allseed (Polycarpon tetraphyllum)
Cornish heath (Erica vagans)


Vascular plant interest of Coverack to Porthoustock SSSI (details taken from citation) –
Red data book plants
Cornish heath (Erica vagans)
Dwarf rush (Juncus capitatus)
Twin-headed clover (Trifolium bocconei)

Vascular plant interest of East Lizard Heathlands SSSI (details taken from citation) –
Red data book plants
Cornish heath (Erica vagans)
Pigmy rush (Juncus pygameus)

Vascular plant interest of Goonhilly Downs SSSI (details taken from citation) –
Red data book plants
Cornish heath (Erica vagans)
pillwort (Pilularia globulifera)
Land quillwort (Isoetes histrix)
Dwarf rush (Juncus capitatus)
Fringed rupturewort (Herniaria ciliolate)
Pigmy rush (Juncus pygmaeus)
Three-lobed crowfoot (Ranunculus tripartitus)

Vascular plant interest of Kennack to Coverack SSSI (details taken from citation) –
Red data book plants
Fringed rupturewort (Herniaria ciliolate)
Early meadow-grass (Poa infirma)
Babington’s Leek (Allium ampeloprasum subsp. Babingtonii)
Cornish heath (Erica vagans)
Hairy greenweed (Genista pilosa)
Land quillwort (Isoetes histrix)
Prostrate broom (Cytisus scoparius subsp. Maritimus)
Dwarf rush (Juncus capitatus)
Twin - headed clover (Trifolium bocconei)
Gongylanthus ericetorum
Riccia nigrella
Cephaloziella calyculata

Vascular plant interest of Mullion Cliff to Predannack Cliff SSSI (details taken from citation) –
Fringed rupturewort (Herniaria ciliolate)
Long-headed clover (Trifolium incarnatum subsp. Molineri)
Wild asparagus (Asparagus officinalis subsp. Prostrates)
wild chives (Allium schoenoprasum)
fringed rupturewort
land quillwort (Isoetes histrix)
dwarf rush (Juncus capitatus)
twin-headed clover (Trifolium bocconei)

Vascular plant interest of West Lizard SSSI (details taken from citation) –
Cornish Heath (Erica vagans)
Wild Asparagus (Asparagus officinalis subsp. Prostrates)
Twin-headed Clover (Trifolium bocconei)
Long-headed Clover (T. incarnatum subsp. Molineri)
Upright Clover (T. strictum)
Land Quillwort (Isoetes histrix)
Fringed Rupturewort (Herniaria ciliolate)
Spotted Cat's-ear (Hypochoeris maculate)
Hairy Greenweed (Genista pilosa)
Pigmy Rush (Juncus pygmaeus)
Pillwort (Pilularia globulifera)

Bryophytes: Gongylanthus ericetorum, Riccia bifurca, Cephaloziella calyculata, Fossombronia angulosa* and Riccia crozalsii.

Lichen: Nephroma tangeriense

Management guidance notes
Lizard Heaths and Quarries
The Gaider, Black Head; Kynance; Poltesco; Traboe Cross Heathland

Notes
None