Saturday, January 26, 2013

Hyacinthoides non-scripta

(image: Peter Gasson)

From Kew Royal Botanic Gardens:
At the beginning of the 29th century special "Bluebell Trains" took tourists on excursions to see the spectacular bluebell displays in the deciduous woodlands of the Chiltern Hills in southeast England. Although the special train services no longer run, the bluebells can still be seen in what has since been designated an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB).
 Some other AONBs (that don't necessarily boast an abundance of bluebells like Chiltern Hills) include Blackdown Hills, North Devon Coast, and North Pennines (England); Clwydian Range and Wye Valley (Wales); and the Mourne Mountains and Ring of Gullion (Northern Ireland).

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