Fake bluebells or 'real' bluebells

Updated: Sep 13, 2019


Its that bluebell time of year again and I've been searching new places to find them and photograph them. It amazes me how one of the largest natural explosions of spring colour sits quietly hidden from most people, usually undercover in a woodland somewhere waiting to be discovered. More than a quarter of the worlds bluebell population can be found in the UK, but its a mixture of native and Spanish bluebells. Unfortunately Spanish bluebells are taking over, thanks to the Victorians for introducing those! They still look nice but they don't have any scent and don't have that lovely traditional bluebell 'droop' shape.

So you should now easily be able to tell which bluebells you are walking though and if its the declining traditional English variety, you are extra lucky.

#bluebells #forest #plants #woodland #woods #trees #magical #enchanted #spring #Norfolk

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