Thursday, 20 August 2009


Around 70% of bluebells are found in Bluebell woodlands. In these woodlands the floor of the woodland between April and May cover the floor allowing no other woodland flower to interrupt the carpet. Around 25% - 50% of the bluebells in the world are found in the United Kingdom.

Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) are probably the most well known woodland flower in the United Kingdom. It's found in most woodlands in temperate biomes around the world.

Bluebells are actually a protected species in the United Kingdom. It is illegal to uproot or sell bluebells. There are a number of reasons why bluebells are protected in the United kingdom;
  1. Loss of Habitat
  2. Climate change
  3. Removal of bulbs from gardens
  4. Trampling by tourist or walkers to woodlands
  5. Competition and hybridisation by Spanish Bluebells

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