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Spanish bluebell

Observed: 18th May 2013 By: landgirllandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plantslandgirl’s reputation in Plants
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Next to a lay-by, so probably dumped. Actually really attractive, shame it's so promiscuous!

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chrisbrooks's picture

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Could this be a Hybrid Bluebell - Hyacinthoides non-scripta x hispanica = H. x massartiana

landgirl's picture

Hybrid

It could indeed, there's such a wide spectrum that it's hard to tell, but this seems close to H. hispanica.

cicuta58's picture

Spanish Bluebell

I am told, if you actually see a Spanish Bluebell, it does not look like any of the British material, which is all hybrid (except for the natives!).

cicuta58

lavateraguy's picture

There was a paper in Taxon ...

... a few years ago on the taxonomy of Hyacinthoides, which if it wasn't paywalled, might shed some light.

Tim Rich's picture

It doesn't, hybrids only

It doesn't, hybrids only mentioned.

Tim Rich