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Common Blue Bells

Common Blue Bells
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Copyright: Richard Beghin (ricx) Silver Note Writer [C: 8 W: 0 N: 43] (241)
Genre: Plants
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2011-04-27
Categories: Flowers
Exposure: f/14.0
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2011-09-04 1:09
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The Badby Woods are over 400 yearls old and this wonderful carpet of Blue comes out every Spring.. If you are ever in England at this time of year it is well worth the wlak in an ancient woodland..

Hyacinthoides means "like a hyacinth"; Endymion is another character from Greek myth; Scilla was the original Greek name for sea squill, Drimia maritima.

The non-scripta or non-scriptum part of the botanical names means "unlettered" or "unmarked" and was intended to distinguish this plant from the classical hyacinth of Greek mythology. This mythical flower (which may have been a wild species of Hyacinthus, Iris or other flower) sprang up from the blood of the dying prince Hyacinthus. His lover, the god Apollo, shed tears that marked the new flower's petals with the letters "AIAI" ("alas") as a sign of his grief.

Other common names for common bluebell include auld man's bell, bluebell, calverkeys, culverkeys, English bluebell, jacinth, ring-o'-bells, wilde hyacint, and wood bells.

The common bluebell flowers in April and May. The flowers are lavender-blue, pendulous, tubular with the petals recurved only at the end, and borne on one side of the flowering stem only. The flower stem is 1030 cm long and bends over at the top. The anthers are yellowish-white or cream and are attached more than halfway up on the inside the tube. The flowers are pleasantly and usually strongly scented and its leaves are basal and linear.

In the United Kingdom the common bluebell is a protected species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981. Landowners are prohibited from removing common bluebells on their land for sale and it is a criminal offence to remove the bulbs of wild common bluebells. This legislation was strengthened in 1998 under Schedule 8 of the Act making any trade in wild common bluebell bulbs or seeds an offenc

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Hello Richard ,
Great shot, nice colors, interesting light angle, nice landscape with perfect textures an details. Well done!
Regards, TFS

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  • ana974 Gold Star Critiquer/Silver Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 477 W: 48 N: 968] (4857)
  • [2011-09-07 20:39]

Hello Richard!
What a beauty, my friend! Really very beautiful! Your pic is wonderful and you have captured nicely all this lovely cenary! Well done! Many congrats and thanks for sharing with us and for the good notes!
Best wishes from,

PS: thanks for visiting my gallery! I appreciated it!

Hallo Richard,
a very beautiful picture, splendid blue flowers, excellent point of view and composition, a very good visual impact
Best regards

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