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Common Bluebell

Hyacinthoides non-scripta


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.


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


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

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LauraMaria 9 years ago

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

BenHancock 9 years ago

Very pretty

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Borough of Colchester, England, United Kingdom

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

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