Bluebells carpeting woods in spring is a well-known sight and just as familiar is the evocative, fragrant smell. Individual plants have blue or sometimes white bell-shaped flowers with 6 turned-down lobes (separated tips of the flower) on a drooping one-sided spike.

Do not confuse with the invasive Spanish Bluebell (or the hybrid) with paler, larger and fatter flowers around a more erect spike.

Found in woods or hedgerows in April and May.



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