Bluebell - Hyacinthoides non-scripta
Height up to 30 cm. Flowers violet blue, occasionally pinkish or white, nodding tubular bells 14 to 20 mm long, borne in a one sided raceme drooping towards the tip. Leaves 3 to 6 linear-lanceolate. The anthers are creamy white in this species.
Spanish Bluebell agg. is becoming more common and is easily confused. Spanish Bluebell has blue anthers and a more trumpet-shaped flower. The native Bluebell has flowers that are more tubular and parallel-sided. The two species also hybridise - see our page for Hybrid Bluebell for details.
Woods, sometimes in shady ditches, etc.
April to June.
Common and widespread throughout Britain.
Common in suitable locations in Leicestershire and Rutland. In the 1979 Flora survey of Leicestershire it was found in 283 of the 617 tetrads.
Leicestershire & Rutland Map
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