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Spanish Bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica) by Elaine Teague
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Canon 7D and Canon 50mm prime lens
Backyard, Bridgetown, Western Australia.

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Hyacinthoides hispanica (syn. Endymion hispanicus or Scilla hispanica), the Spanish bluebell, is a spring-flowering bulbous perennial native to the Iberian Peninsula. It is one of around 11 species in the genus Hyacinthoides, others including the common bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in northwestern Europe, and the Italian bluebell (Hyacinthoides italica) further east in the Mediterranean region.
It is distinguished from the common bluebell by its paler, larger blue flowers, more erect flower stem (raceme), broader leaves, blue anthers (where the common bluebell has creamy-white ones) and little or no scent compared to the strong fragrant scent of the northern species.
The Spanish bluebell was introduced in the United Kingdom, where it has become an invasive species. The two species hybridise freely, and the resulting hybrid Hyacinthoides × massartiana and the Spanish bluebell both produce highly fertile seed and can invade areas of the native common bluebell. This has caused the common bluebell to be viewed as a threatened species.
The Spanish bluebell is also cultivated as a garden plant, and several named cultivars exist with flowers in various shades of white, pink and blue.
Source: Wikipedia

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  • missmoneypenny
    missmoneypennyabout 2 years ago

    Very pretty

  • Thanks Chris. xx

    – Elaine Teague

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    beautiful

  • Thanks Mik.

    – Elaine Teague

  • lorilee
    lorileeabout 2 years ago

    Beautiful!!

  • Many thanks Lorilee for your comment and fave.

    – Elaine Teague

  • kalaryder
    kalaryderabout 2 years ago

    Bluebells or Harebells challenge – 2nd place

  • kathy s gillentine
    kathy s gillen...almost 2 years ago

  • thanks so much for featuring my image Kathy.

    – Elaine Teague

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    Tammeraalmost 2 years ago

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    kostolany244almost 2 years ago

    15 February 2013
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  • TeresaB
    TeresaBover 1 year ago

    July 21, 2013

    Beautiful work!

  • Many thanks Teresa for your fave and for featuring my work.

    – Elaine Teague

  • kalaryder
    kalaryder11 months ago

    Starting with B

  • Ann Warrenton
    Ann Warrenton9 months ago

    March 21,2014 Congratulations, beautiful capture!

  • Thanks so much for the feature Ann.

    – Elaine Teague

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