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Bluebell Charm

A bluebells in the woodland of Nostel National Trust
Bluebells at Nostel National Trust, Copyright © Agnes R.

Bluebells are common spring flowers that grow in forests and gardens. Those flowers carpeting forest floors, sprouting from containers, and charming home gardens across Europe.

Not all blubells are the same. There are winter-blooming dwarfs for rockeries and traditional bluebells under trees, around bushes or settled in short grass. The flowers I have in my backyard are Scilla Sibirica.

Blue petals of the Scilla Sibirica in my back garden
Scilla Sibirica variety of the Bluebell in my back yard. Copuright © Agnes R.

At Nostel National Trust I saw a second variety - Scilla nonscripta.

Scilla sibirica is called the Siberian or spring squill and the best-known species are the native Blue Bells. It has other common names such as Wild Hyacinth.

Blue bells are very delicate flowers and take a long time to establish those flowers. It takes about 5 years from seed to flower.

Walking on bluebells, whether they are leaves or flowers, can cause serious damage to the plant that will take years to recover. When their leaves are crushed, bluebells often die from lack of food as they can no longer photosynthesize.

Blue variety of Bluebell flower in the green background
Bluebells at Nostel National Trust United Kingdom, Copyright © Agnes R.

More than half of the world's bluebells occur in United Kingdom.

The photograph above are the spectacular flowers at the Nostel National Turust I visited recently.

They grow in forests and delight with the beauty of blue color.

When I photographed these flowers, they were in the middle of spring. Bluebells are true signs of spring.


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