Monday, 20 April 2009

Bluebell Woods

What a wonderful and typically British sight. Spring Bluebells, carpeting the woodland floor.

The common Bluebell is a member of the hyacinth family Hyacinthoides non-scripta. In Greek mythology, Hyacinths are supposed to have sprung from the blood of the dying Prince Hyacinthus.

There are a number of varieties of Bluebell in Britain, many of which are hybrids between native Bluebells and other European (especially Spanish) species. These however, are true, Blue, British, Bluebells.

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