Common Name: Bluebell

Latin Name: Hyacinthoides non-scripta

Description: Up to 20 bell shaped flowers on a sturdy stem. Wonderful perfume.

Season: mid April to late May

Colour: Blue, sometimes white

More Information: Bluebells like the shade of woodland, but where the woods have gone, particularly on north facing slopes, they can still be found on open land – a memory of woodland.

Location: Almost anywhere in west Wales but spectacularly on north facing coast slopes such as the one above Poppit Sands heading towards Newport on the coast path. Llanerchaeron, near Aberaeron is one of the best places for bluebells according to National Trust Wales.

Bluebells by Sarah Doffman