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Les Jacinthes du Bois de Ghlin | by ines s.
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Les Jacinthes du Bois de Ghlin

Bluebell wood

"A bluebell wood is a woodland that in springtime has a carpet of flowering bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) underneath a newly forming leaf canopy. The thicker the summer canopy, the more the competitive ground-cover is suppressed, encouraging a dense carpet of bluebells, whose leaves mature and die down by early summer. Bluebell woods may be found in all parts of Great Britain and Ireland, as well as elsewhere in Europe. Bluebells are a common indicator species for ancient woodlands, so bluebell woods are likely to date back to at least 1600."



bluebells / bleuets / jacinthes des bois / jacintos dos bosques / wilde hyacinten


When and where to see them in Belgium: Hallerbos (Halle), Muziekbos (Ronse), Bois de Ghlin and Bois d'Havré (Mons), ... usually during the two last weeks of April.




Chemin Bouteillier, Bois de Ghlin, Ghlin, Mons, Belgium, 05/2013

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Taken on May 2, 2013