Woodland treasures by ruthmouch

Woodland treasures

From The National Trust - 6 bluebell facts

1. The bluebell has many names: English bluebell, wild hyacinth, wood bell, bell bottle, Cuckoo’s Boots, Wood Hyacinth, Lady’s Nightcap and Witches’ Thimbles, Hyacinthoides non-scripta
2. It is against the law to intentionally pick, uproot or destroy bluebells
3. If you plant bluebells, you should make sure it's the English bluebell, not the Spanish version. This is a more vigorous plant and could out-compete our delicate native flower
4. Almost half the world's bluebells are found in the UK, they’re relatively rare in the rest of the world
5. Bluebell colonies take a long time to establish - around 5-7 years from seed to flower.
6.Bluebells can take years to recover after footfall damage. If a bluebell’s leaves are crushed, they die back from lack of food as the leaves cannot photosynthesise.

Cuckoo's boots!!! Love that!
A lovely image. Very interesting facts too. I hope you didn't stand on any to get this picture...
April 20th, 2020  
Are you in cahoots with Jackie? She posted this today too! https://365project.org/30pics4jackiesdiamond/extra-special-o/2020-04-20
April 20th, 2020  
@dide Safely on a path, we have quite a number ggrowing in ditches and road verges.
@grammyn hee hee its the season!
April 22nd, 2020  
Lovely flowers beautiful captured.
April 22nd, 2020  
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