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Shot at the woods at Wivenhoe in Essex
The bluebell flower – which is often confused with the hyacinth – is native to the British Isles, as well as Belgium, the Netherlands and areas of France. It is a member of the hyacinthaceae family, and is a spring growing, perennial plant that has been subject to extensive hybridization. The flowers grow from long, slender stems that typically nod in one direction. The blossoms themselves are actinomorphic, meaning they have a distinctive bell shape, which is generally a deep blue, or purple blue shade. The hybrids of this flower may have upright stems, flowers blooming on both sides of the stem, and may be seen in colors of creamy white or pink. Unlike the wild growing variety of the bluebell flower – which commonly has bright white or yellow stamens – the hybrid types may have cyan or blue stamens.

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Jul 29 2010 05:48 GMT Annamaria
Beautiful sight!!
Jul 29 2010 05:59 GMT Icandoit
Thanks a lot for stopping by and for your lovely comment
Jul 29 2010 06:35 GMT pp11364
Very beautiful shot and wonderful colour.
Jul 29 2010 06:37 GMT Icandoit
Many thanks for the kind words. They are much appreciated.
Jul 29 2010 06:39 GMT ForestSpirit
Lovely springtime sight, and interesting info - I'm a big bluebell fan!
Jul 29 2010 07:26 GMT Icandoit
I'm very pleased and encouraged by your comment
Jul 29 2010 08:13 GMT bandsix
so very lovely...bluebells feature strongly in my machine embroideries, so I am a fan straight away!!
Jul 29 2010 08:15 GMT Icandoit
Thanks a lot for stopping by and for your lovely comment
Jul 29 2010 14:35 GMT hans55 PRO
beauty !!!
Jul 29 2010 16:36 GMT Icandoit
Many thanks for the kind words. They are much appreciated.
Jul 29 2010 19:14 GMT poshbird
So beautiful!
Jul 29 2010 20:46 GMT Icandoit
your comments are gratefully received
Jul 30 2010 04:54 GMT Icandoit
Thanks a lot for stopping by and for your lovely comment

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