I have already mentioned the dazzling display of Sea Thrift and Sea Campion on the cliff tops around Newquay, but the floral show didn't stop there. Many of the footpaths around the area are lined with the bright flowers of Red Valerian (Centranthus ruber), a native of the Mediterranean countries, it has become naturalised in Britain and many other countries around the world.
Lavatera arborea) has much larger blooms with darker centres. These rather more woody plants were in full bloom, clinging to many of the cliff tops.
Cochlearia officinalis) is so called because it was used to cure scurvy on ships where vitamin C was in short supply. It was also a new 'tick' for my life list!
Allium roseum) is of course, a member of the onion family and another native to the Mediterranean region, but it has been introduced to many other countries where the weather is favourable and it seems conditions suit it very well in Newquay.