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Blue bell-shaped flowers, but sometimes pink or white. The Spanish Bluebell has more erect flowering spikes than the English Bluebell. Unlike the English Bluebell, its spikes are not one-sided. The flowers are also larger and flatter and of a paler blue colour. In addition to that, its flowers have blue anthers, not cream-coloured as with English Bluebells. Its petal lobes are more erect. The Spanish Bluebell is the common bluebell which is often planted in gardens, sometimes naturalizing as a garden escape. Both species often hybridize making identification ambiguous.
Round seed pods develop after the flowers, filled with many small back seeds.
Long, narrow leaves but wider than English Bluebell leaves, up to 3.5cm wide.
All parts of the plant are toxic to humans and animals. This plant contains poisonous chemicals known as glycosides.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
Little or no scent at all. Much less so than the English Bluebell.
Gardens, hedgerows, woodland.