MARTYN F. CHILLMAID / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY MARTYN F. CHILLMAID / SCIENCE PHOTO LIBRARY
Bluebells. Flowering bluebells or wild hyacinths, Endymion non-scriptus, growing in a sessile oak (durmast, Quercus petraea) wood. Bluebells, a mem- ber of the lily family, are common to undisturbed open woodland, scrubs and hedges. These perennial plants flower from April to June. Their bell- shaped flowers are azure blue or occasionally white. Sessile oaks grow especially on acidic soils. Photographed in Worcestershire, Britain.
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