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User / Ethan.Winning / Hyacinthoides hispanica - Bluebells of Scotland - Mt. Rainier 0953
Ethan Winning / 2,756 items
I've hung on to this one for a long time because I'm still not such the ranger's information was correct, i.e., that this is a Hyacinthoides hispanica, or Bluebell of Scotland. It's close, and the habitat was correct.

I found this in a field in the Nisqually Valley, part of Mt. Rainier National Park.

Hyacinthoides hispanica, also known as the Spanish bluebell, is a spring-flowering bulbous perennial native to the Iberian Peninsula. It is one of around a dozen species in the genus Hyacinthoides, others including the common bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in northwestern Europe, and the Italian bluebell (Hyacinthoides italica) further east in the Mediterranean region. Well, add Washington state as a place where these love to grow.

SInce I first shot this, I have wondered about leaving in the blurry bell at the top, and finally decided this morning that it adds depth.
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  • Taken: Aug 14, 2013
  • Uploaded: Oct 15, 2021
  • Updated: Nov 28, 2021