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Common Bluebell:

UK Status: Resident and native to the UK.

Flowering Period: From March through to May, sometimes as late as early June in a poor season.

Appx Height: From 30 cm and up to 45cm.

Habitat: This is basically a woodland plant, but can also be found in hedgerows, and under lone mature trees. Bluebells are fairly soil tolerant, and can be found in moist light loamy soils through to heavy clay.

Comment: This plant used to be very common in the UK, but is now not as common as it used to be. Habitat loss is one of the main reasons, and also humans picking the flowers annually, not allowing the plants to seed. Although they grow from bulbous roots, these bulbs don't last forever, and fresh bulbs need to grow from seed.

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