Belongs to: lily family

Bluebell Endymion non-scriptus

Best time to see: mid Apr to mid Jun

Key facts

The familiar drooping azure-blue spikes, carpeting woods in early spring

Although bluebell woods are a familiar sight in Britain, they occur almost nowhere else

Bluebells are threatened by hybridisation with garden species from Holland and by theft from the wild for sale

© Tony Gunton

© Owen Keen