Here’s an early look at the native bluebells of Ireland, a wildflower common in the Burren, although seemingly declining in abundance. Tiny, I saw them growing under shrubs in Doolin. Not to be confused with Spanish bluebells—a hybrid with pale blue flowers—they have brilliant blue flowers hanging on one side of curving stems, with strap-like leaves. I’ve been working from a pressed specimen (photo on right) and a dozen different photos. The key will be to get those flowers the correct intensity. MUCH work to go.