Spanish Bluebell Hybrid


I photographed this Spanish bluebell in the Lagoon Field yesterday; there aren’t any in Hoo Wood. 

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.

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