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Bluebell : Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Plant :  Bluebells grow in abundance in rural Northumbrian woodland, forming carpets of blue flowers, in dappled shade, beneath the leafless trees of the spring.  The nectar is difficult for honeybees to reach but can be a useful source of pollen.  It is a perennial bulb and belongs to the Asparagaceae family.  The plant produce a slender tubular stem, which grows to 40cm.

Flower : The trumpet shaped, drooping blue flowers grow in umbels and are 20mm across.  The tepals are petal-like and are joined at the base.  There are 6 tepals and 6 stamens, which vary in length.  It flowers between April and June.

Pollen : Click here to see more about Bluebell pollen.

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