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Hyacinthoides non-scripta (L.) Chouard ex Rothm.

Family - Liliaceae

Common Name - Bluebell

 

 

 

 

Native 

Poisonous 

Protected under schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981) 

Fragrant Flowers 

Unscented Leaves 

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Description

Although bluebells are a popular plant, British people are perhaps complacent in not recognising that the flowering of bluebells in spring is one of the most spectacular, annual, botanical sights in the world. Bluebells, as we know them, grow only in north-western Europe, with the British Isles being their main stronghold. Bluebells can carpet the ground in suitable woodland almost to the exclusion of other plants. These woods are good places to find Early Purple Orchids, which flower at the same time.

Habitats
Deciduous woodland
Grassland
Heath
Hedgerows
Scrub
Two colour forms of Hyacinthoides non-scripta
© Richard Milnewhole plant of Hyacinthoides non-scripta
© Richard Milne
Description of Genus

Flowers bell shaped, 2 bracts to each flower, floral segments united at base.

Life History
Perennial
UK distribution

Throughout the British Isles (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during April and May.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Hasenglöckchen
Dutch
wilde hyacint

Worldwide distribution

Northern-Europe

Chromosome Number (2N)

16

Latin Synonyms


Scilla nutans
Scilla nonscriptus
Endymion nonscriptus

Other British Names


Wild Hyacinth