Our beautiful, coastal spring wildflowers

Cornish Wildflowers

Between the startling yellow outcrops of gorse, an abundance of wildflowers appear in May and June.

We are very lucky as one of the best wildflower coastal walks in Cornwall is Mawgan Porth to Bedruthan Steps. Here are our favourite wild blooms to look out for: 

Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil (Lotus corniculatus):
Common Bird's Foot

Common Bird’s-foot-trefoil is a member of the pea family. Its yellow flowers look like little slippers and appear in small clusters.

English Stonecrop (Sedum anglicum):
English Stonecrop

The flowers are star-like, white (sometimes tinged pink and the fruits are succulent-like and red.

Kidney Vetch (Anthyllis vulneraria):
Wildflower_0005_Kidney Vetch

Characterised by its silky pinnate leaves and yellow to orange flower heads crowded with many small flowers.

Oxeye Daisy (Leucanthemum vulgare):
Oxeye Daisy

Dark green spoon-shaped leaves and solitary white, daisy-like flowerheads

Rock Sea-spurrey (Spergularia rupicola):
Wildflower_Rock Sea-spurrey

Growing on or out of rocks with fleshy leaves, pink flowers and sepals the same length as petals.

Sea Campion (Silene uniflora):
Sea Campion

Low cushions of smooth, lance-shaped, light green leaves and flower stems containing white flowers.

Sheep’s-bit (Jasione montana):
Wildflower sheeps bit

Often growing in large numbers and carpeting the ground with its fluffy-looking, rounded blue flower heads.

Spring Squill (Scilla verna):
Wildflower_Spring Squill

The star-like blue flowers grow in a dense cluster, found in short grassy areas near the sea.

Thrift or Sea Pink (Armeria maritima subsp. maritima):

The leaves are long, straight and dark green, looking like blades of grass. Blooms are pink, and sometimes white or red.