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Common Bluebell

Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Description:

A well-known woodland wildflower with purple-blue bell shaped flowers drooping from a curved stem. In some areas, it can form vast carpets on the forest floor, these are called "bluebell woods" (an absolutely stunning sight). In the UK, it's a protected species as it is threatened by hybridisation with the introduced Spanish bluebell.

Habitat:

Most commonly found in woodlands (particularly in ancient woodland of the UK), but also found around grasslands, hedgerows and sea cliffs.

Notes:

There are a few patches of bluebells on the University of Essex campus grounds, particularly around the wooded areas.

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2 Comments

LauraMaria
LauraMaria 9 years ago

Thank you, I love these flowers :) They're wonderful!

BenHancock
BenHancock 9 years ago

Very pretty

LauraMaria
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LauraMaria

Borough of Colchester, England, United Kingdom

Spotted on May 7, 2012
Submitted on May 7, 2012

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