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BLUEBELL Hyacinthoides non-scripta (Liliaceae) Height to 50cm. Attractive and hairless, bulbous perennial that grows in woodland and also on coastal cliffs. In wooded areas where the management regime suits its needs (sympathetically coppiced Hazel is ideal) it forms extensive and continuous carpets on the woodland floor. FLOWERS are bell-shaped with 6 recurved lobes at the mouth, and are bluish purple (very occasionally pink or white); borne in 1-sided drooping-tipped spikes (Apr-Jun). FRUITS are capsules. LEAVES are long, 15mm wide, glossy green and all basal. STATUS-Widespread throughout the region and sometimes locally abundant.
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