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Azure blue and bell-shaped, forming one-sided spikes that droop at the tip. Each flower consists of 6 down-turned lobes. Sometimes the flowers are white.
Round seed pods develop after the flowers, eventually drying out and becoming brown. Inside the seed pods are many tiny black seeds.
Long, narrow leaves, no more than half an inch wide. The Spanish Bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica) has broader leaves than the English Bluebell.
All parts of the plant are toxic to humans and animals. The plant contains glycosides which induce vomiting, diarrhoea and nausea.
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.
Bell Bottle, British Bluebell, Cra'tae, Cuckoo's Boots, Dead Man's Bells, Fairy Flower, Goosey-Gander, Granfer Griggles, Granfer-Greg, Lady's Nightcap, Wild Hyacinth, Witches' Thimbles, Wood Bell.
Cliffs, gardens, hedgerows, meadows, scrub, towns, woodland.