Somerset Bluebell Woodland
Nothing beats the early morning scent and sight of a bluebell wood. With the heady fragrance hanging in the air and the cool dappled light filtering through the vibrant green young leafed tree canopy it is something special after a long winter.
The bluebells growing wild in England are the native bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) with a drooping head, curly edged flowers, a creamy white pollen and the beautiful delicate scent associated with bluebells. In contrast the bolder, more regimented Spanish bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica) is a darker colour with tubular flowers and no scent. These are found in gardens across the country. Invasive and aggressive they pollinate with the native bluebell. It would be a disaster to loose one of our beautiful native flowers to a similar but totally uninvited guest in our ancient woodlands.
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