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Mark Cummings | 11:39 UK time, Monday, 17 May 2010

white_bluebell_595.jpg I've just received this photo and the following message.

" White blue bells. Are they English? Hi Mark, took this picture the other day, can you tell me if they are English ones. Regards Chillum T."

If you can help our inquisitive friend please post a comment or email


  • Comment number 1.

    Mmmmmmmmmmmm.Not convinced I am sorry to say. White and pink have both been seen, but sadly they are usually 'just not British' The tell tale signs are in the curvature of the stem displayed by english bluebells. The bells on the english will also hang from the same side.
    The white stem in the picture is both upright and showing dispersed blooms
    The contrast between the two central stems is marked....sorry



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