English Bluebell

English Bluebell - Hyacinthoides non-scripta Hyacinthoides non-scripta


Colour: Violet Blue
Flowering: April-May
Height: 6 - 15" (15 - 40 cm)
Family: Liliaceane

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The bluebell is commonly found in deciduous woodland, especially in oak and beech woods. For a few weeks each year they form spectacular carpets of blue amongst the trees.

English bluebells are under threat from the Spanish bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica). A hybrid (a cross between the English and Spanish bluebell), has been cross-breeding with the native species and threatening its existence.

It is now illegal to collect native bluebells from the wild for sale.

A carpet of English Bluebells

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