Common names for Hyacinthoides non-scripta include bluebell, common bluebell, English bluebell, British bluebell, wild hyacinth, wood bell, fairy flower and bell bottle.
Bluebells are most successful on slightly acid soils. As a species adapted to woodlands, the young shoots are able to penetrate through a thick layer of leaf litter, and bluebells are often used as an indicator species to identify ancient woodland. Bluebells are also frequently found in hedgerows, and in the west of their range they can be found growing in open habitats, including coastal meadows.
Photo taken 15th May 2010. English Bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) with Greater Stitchwort (Stellaria holostea).
Plant in drifts 10 cm (4 inches) deep and about 10cm apart.