Wednesday, 28 November 2018


A bluebell is a flower with a blue (except when it's white or pink, obviously) bell shaped flower. Which particular flower depends on where in the world you live. 

 These are English bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) – which I photographed in Wales.

These are Scottish bluebells (Campanula rotundifolia) known as harebells in England.

These are Spanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica).

Which flowers do you think of as bluebells


Lindsay said...

Oh real bluebells are the English bluebells! (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) I love their colour. The others are pretty but not so delicate. I have Spanish bluebells in my garden but in some places they have overtaken the English bluebells. When I was child we had a wood near us full of English bluebells in the spring. Another wood was carpeted with wood anemones. Both so lovely.

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

Happy bluebells to ya.

Nick Wilford said...

I'd recognise them all as bluebells, but the Scottish ones are definitely prettiest. Not biased at all, though!

Hilary Melton-Butcher said...

The Bluebells Anglaise ... if that's possible ... cheers Hilary

Nas said...

We have some unique to our country flowers. One of which is 'Tagimaucia' it's only found on our country.

Patsy said...

@ Lindsay The true English bluebells are the best for carpeting a woodland – the Spanish kind are better suited to more formal gardens, I think.

@ Mac – That would make a cheery springtime greeting. If I remember I'll try it out on someone.

@ Nick – they certainly are very pretty and they flower for a longer period than the others.

@ Hilary – They're the ones I think of as true bluebells but I ike the others too.

@ Nas – I had to look it up! Interesting looking flower and not one I've ever seen.