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Favourite wild flower in bloom

A bluebell wood PICTURE: DAVID PLUMMER

A bluebell wood PICTURE: DAVID PLUMMER

BLUEBELLS are in bloom and Sussex is a major stronghold for the popular plant.

The quintessential British bluebell was recently chosen as the nation’s favourite wild flower.

These vibrant, violet-blue heralds of spring are blooming in woodlands throughout the county until the end of May.

Mike Russell, adult learning manager at the Sussex Wildlife Trust, said the UK was home to half the world’s population of bluebells.

Native bluebells are associated with ancient habitats, especially ancient woodland and hedgerows.

Bluebells can be seen at Woods Mill, near Henfield, as well as Clapham Wood, north of Worthing.

 

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