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From Portland Hikers Field Guide

Bluebells at an abandoned pullout on the Historic Columbia River Highway Trail (Steve Hart)
Hyacinthoides hispanica
Lily Family

Alternate Names: Hispanic Hyacinthoides, Spanish Bluebell

Color Blue.jpg
Petals Bluesix.jpg
Origin Non-native.jpg
Status Uncommon.jpg



Bluebells are a common plant used in landscaping. Once planted, they don't seem to spread much, but they seem to persist well. When bluebells are found while hiking, they are often on sites of abandoned houses or improved parklands.

Glendeveer Golf Course (Steve Hart)
Bridal Veil (Steve Hart)


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