identify native bluebell – Woodland Trust

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bluebells - differences

British bluebell
Blue and white native bluebells at Ashenbank Wood but can you tell them apart from non-natives that are widespread in our woodland? (Photo: WTML)

There are two species of bluebell found in the UK. Native or British bluebell and non-native Spanish bluebell. Cross-breeding between the two species means you may spot flowers which combine traits from both.

The easiest way to tell the difference between native and non-native bluebells is to look at the colour of the pollen. If it is creamy-white then the bluebell is native. If it is any other colour such as pale green or blue then it’s not native.

via identify native bluebell – Woodland Trust.

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