True blue

Bluebell in spring
Bluebell in spring

Melick Wood turns blue in late spring as the forest floor is carpeted with bluebells, particularly under the scots pines and to a lesser extent under the beech trees.

The wood contains the delicate English bluebells rather than the more vigorous Spanish cousin.

The two varieties hybridise easily, so some UK broadleaf woodlands are being colonized by Spanish varieties:

http://www.plantlife.org.uk/about_us/faq/bluebells/

Bluebells & sign in Spring
Bluebells & sign in Spring
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