Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park

 
 

Bluebell
Scilla non-scripta
of the Lily family
a perennial
25-50 cm high
blooms April-June
likes woodland, heathland, hedge banks
can be seen on the walk through the woods from the Roman bridge to the Golf Course and also opposite the Boathouse

   
These delightful flowers, which often seem to carpet the woodland floor were once called "crow's toes". Their bulbs were used to make glue during Elizabethan times. Gentlemen's ruffs were stiffened using mulches of Bluebell bulbs. These days digging up bluebells is illegal.