Bluebell - Common
Fact File
Taken at Pow Burn  on 7th May 2017 using Panasonic Lumix LX5
in macro mode




 


Taken at Baron's Haugh on 4th May 2016 using Panasonic Lumix LX5 in macro mode Fact File

 
Bluebell - Common.
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AKA:
Scilla non-Scripta.
Lily.
Perennial.
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Woodland, heathland, hedge banks.
April-June.
25-50 cms.
These delightful flowers, which often seem to carpet the woodland floor were once called "crow's toes". Their bulbs were used to make glue during Elizabethan times. Gentlemen's ruffs were stiffened using mulches of Bluebell bulbs.
These days digging up Bluebells is illegal.