kath's picture

Bluebells? at the Wyre Estuary Country Park

Observed: 15th April 2012 By: kathkath’s reputation in Plantskath’s reputation in Plants

Please help me to identify these.They were growing on the estuary bank and, until I arrived with my camera, a women was pulling them out of the ground and filling a white carrier bag with them.When she left there were very few left. Are they bluebells in bud?

Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) interacts


kath's picture

Beginning to wish that ...

I had challenged this women. This is a country park and it is there for everyone's enjoyment. You can't simple uproot things and take them home with you. :-( The bluebells would have looked gorgeous on the estuary bank.

allrounder's picture

I agree

A pointless exercise. The flowers would be dead or severely wilted before she got them home.

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Fenwickfield's picture

sad fact

You see this often and as allrounder has said they would be wilted and of no use,why can they not buy flowers from a shop or grow your own.This was acceptable about 40 years ago when I was a kid but we have learnt a lot since them and we know that it is not right,I must say I to would have challenged the woman.


Amadan's picture

Try growing your own daffodils -

In many urban areas: if your garden is not under surveillance they can disappear very quickly!

kath's picture


I have seen people stealing daffs from public flower beds on Mothering Sunday. You would think their mums would be worth more than that, wouldn't you? If my son came home with a bunch of daffs, I would want to see the receipt.