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529 Views 1 Reply Last post: May 4, 2012 12:55 AM by Episcophagus RSS
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May 3, 2012 9:46 PM

Bluebell identification

Hello, new to the forum here. I found these bluebells growing on the edge of gardens on my street, and am just wondering if they are the native British bluebell, the Spanish one or the hybrid? I've looked at the various identification guides on the Internet and am still stuck; maybe someone here would be able to identify them.

I live on a hill and I've found more of these bluebells near the top of the hill than near the bottom. I thought it was the other way round with bluebells - they prefer lower altitudes.

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The first image is from the front, the second image is from the top so you can see how the flowers are arranged on the stem.

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    May 4, 2012 12:55 AM (in response to Tom41)
    Re: Bluebell identification
    The characters point towards the English (Hyacinthoides non-scripta): Like whitish (not bluish) anthers and unilateral raceme. I thus exclude H hispanica, but can't fully exclude the hybrid (simply because I don't know it).
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