From Discover Newquay
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Newquay has a range of habitats hosting a variety of species. The fields on West Pentire have stunning arable flora which are best seen in June and July when the poppies and corn marigolds are in flower.
Also see Venus’ Looking Glass,Shepherd’s Needle, Small-Flowered Catchfly and Weasel’s Snout, which are rare due to modern farming methods. Also look for Pyramidal Orchid and Carline Thistle in the lime-rich grasslands. Marram Grass is the main plant growing on the dunes, but also look out for Sea Holly and Sea Bindweed growing in the sand. In the cliffs at Newquay Harbour wild flowers proliferate including Red and White Valerian. The early months of summer are the best time to enjoy the wild flowers of Newquay when Sea Pinks carpet the headlands and the bright yellow gorse flowers fill the air with their almond scent.
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