30 Wild Marlow Days - Day 23

  • Did you know the UK has 50% of the world's Bluebells?

    Now is the time that bluebells are looking and smelling their best. Some of us may even be lucky enough to be able to visit a woodland carpeted with these beautiful plants, during our daily exercise quota. Share you photos in our Wild Marlow Facebook Group for everyone to enjoy 💙

    There are different varieties of bluebells, English (native), Spanish and hybrids. Here's how you can tell the difference:

    English bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta)
    -Distinctive 'droop' like the top of a shepherd's crook
    -Sweet, cool perfume
    -Narrow bell-shaped flowers with rolled back tips
    -Creamy white pollen

    Spanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica) and hybrids
    -Upright stems
    -No scent
    -Conical bell-shaped flowers with open tips
    -Blue pollen

    https://www.bbowt.org.uk/…/ka…/how-tell-native-bluebell-rest

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