The genus name (Hyacinthoides) means "like a hyacinth". Photo about English Bluebells in a wood in spring. There may be nothing inherently bad about a specific invasive plant. As I expect you discovered when you researched the scientific names, the word “hispanica” in the scientific name of the Spanish bluebell is Latin for Spanish, so the common name makes sense. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on May 07, 2018: Thanks for the visit, Peggy. Some have blue or green ones, suggesting that they are Spanish bluebells or at least very similar to them. Plant hardiness is very important to growing success. Position. Sharon Vile from Odessa, MO on May 07, 2018: Bluebells are one of my favorite flowers, but I've always grown the Campanula sp.--or tried. Flowering en masse, the English bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta, makes a spectacular display in its natural woodland setting, carpeting the floor before the tree leaves have fully unfurled.It’s thought that 25-49 per cent of the world’s bluebell population is found in the British Isles, making it a nationally important plant. Select from premium Bluebells of the highest quality. I love to look out over a field of bluebells....absolutely gorgeous! The English Bluebell’s sap is sticky and made an ideal glue for fastening flight feathers to arrows fired by medieval archers. Though they are blue, as their name implies, they often have hints of violet or purple as well. Taxonomy (biological classification) can be an interesting topic and can tell us about evolutionary relationships between organisms. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on May 06, 2018: That's an interesting idea, Flourish. The roots of English bluebells are associated with mycorrhizal fungi. Very lovely article with all the pretty colors of bluebells. April and May are wonderful months for nature lovers where I live. Showing all 3 results. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on May 09, 2018: Thanks for the visit, Gregory. The botanical name for English Bluebells is Hyacinthoides non-scripta. Common names for Hyacinthoides non-scripta include bluebell, common bluebell, English bluebell, British bluebell, wild hyacinth, wood bell, fairy flower and bell bottle. They are also lovely. The flowers provide nectar for bees, butterflies, and hoverflies. Thank you for all the information and such lovely picture. Blooming bluebells in a field next to your house would be a wonderful sight! They contain chemicals called glycosides, which are toxic for humans, dogs, horses, and cows. Our native bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta, otherwise named common bluebells, English bluebells, British bluebells, wood bells, fairy flowers and wild hyacinth, is an early flowering plant that naturally occurs in the UK. I seem to have little success with the ones I like best. Showing all 3 results. English bluebells are more delicate than the sturdy and vigorous Spanish ones. Native English bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) are hardy to -20F (-30C). I think I must have been born or lived in a bluebell wood in a previous life. The colour of bluebell flowers is best appreciated in real life. Growing Bluebells. A raceme is a group of flowers sequentially attached to the same flower stem via a short stalk, or pedicel. Breck's times its shipments from Holland so that bulbs arrive at the proper planting time (depending on climatic conditions) for each area of Canada. It is also known as the Harebell. The Spanish bluebell can tolerate sunshine and happily grows in open spaces, whereas the English bluebell prefers at least partial shade and is never found growing in open spaces. Foot-tall spikes of delicately colored bluebells add a bright spot to the spring garden. It may be harder to identify whether a hybrid is the Spanish or the English species, however. Create a long-lasting spring carpet of violet-blue.Originally from southern England, these old-fashioned violet-blue beauties are incredible naturalizers that last up to 4 weeks in the garden and multiply impressively each year. I found information by researching the Latin names, but I'd love to know if I'm calling the "Spanish bluebell" by the correct term. It's said that no other country has the woodland carpets created by bluebells that are seen in Britain. These pull the bulb deeper into the soil over time, protecting it and making it hard to remove. Many people have wondered what the difference is between Spanish bluebells and English bluebells, especially considering the fact that one is a protected species and one is not. These variants may be useful to other organisms, including us. Wishlist. Hyacinthus was a handsome young man who attracted the attention of the god Apollo. I look forward to seeing them each year. I live in the Greater Vancouver area of British Columbia. Range map for Northern Bluebells (Mertensia paniculata). The English bluebell is stronger scented. Check out our woodland bluebells selection for the very best in unique or custom, handmade pieces from our shops. The symbiotic relationship between the fungus and the bluebell is beneficial for both organisms and is referred to as mutualism. Question: What are the functions and adaptations of an English bluebell? This includes the Treaty of Paris of 1763, which brought an end to the Seven Years’ War and opened up Eastern Canada to English-speaking settlers. A bluebell with blue anthers and a blue style. The best place to see the bluebells is in the valley behind the Four Stones. Flowering plants are divided into two major groups—monocots and dicots. The flower contains six stamens (the male reproductive structures). Thank you for the comment. Find the perfect Bluebells stock photos and editorial news pictures from Getty Images. One third to a half of the world's English bluebell population is found in Britain. English bluebells never do. Distribution. Here are some great spots to see them Bluebell Cottage Garden: Ancient woodland adjoins this cottage garden and it brims with spring bluebells. The seeds are black. The worries there are a little different from those in Greater Vancouver. A particular species may produce a chemical that successfully treats a human disease, for example, or that makes a particular nutrient that supports the life of a helpful insect. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on May 24, 2018: Thank you, Dianna. The flowers are more open and less tubular than English bluebell flowers. Flowers are found on both sides of the stem instead of on only one. Natalie-S, via Wikimedia Commons, CC BY-SA 4.0 License. Devika Primić from Dubrovnik, Croatia on May 09, 2018: Bluebells look beautiful! Good. They bloom later than bulb plants such as snowdrops (Galanthus nivalis), but many gardeners find this tardiness a benefit, not a drawback. Feeding. Companions. Anthers are blue at first and fade to green later. It’s a fascinating phenomenon in nature. Good. I don't have any animals that would be harmed if they did. Hi, Bill. According to what I've read on several gardening sites, the bulbs of Spanish bluebells are rodent resistant. Half the world’s bluebell population grows in the UK, flowering from mid-April to late May. I've never seen any references to the relationship between English bluebell bulbs and rodents. Mertensia paniculata naturally occurs in the temperate zone of North America, and is known to thrive within the boreal forests. The concerns about the plants are worth considering, even as the flowers are admired. Common Bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) flowering in a beech wood, West Woods, Lockeridge, Wiltshire, England. Keep watered until established and during dry spells. herbert2512, via pixabay.com, CC0 public domain license. The area where the flowers grow in nature often indicates the location of an ancient woodland. Stylized bluebell is used as the logo for the Botanical Society of Britain and Ireland. Good to know the Apollo story. Concerns about bluebells also exist in Britain, where I used to live. It may be quite easy to distinguish a non-hybridized Spanish bluebell from a non-hybridized English one. Rated 5.00 out of 5 (4) £ 65.95. The flowers at the bottom of the raceme open first. Losing the fragrance and graceful beauty of English bluebells would be sad. Common names: bluebell, English bluebell, British bluebell, English harebell, wild hyacinth, cuckoo’s boots, granfer griggles, witches’ thimbles, lady’s nightcap, fairy flower, cra’tae (crow’s toes) Scientific name: Hyacinthoides non-scripta. Sign up for exclusive email offers and get FREE SHIPPING on your $100 order! Planting English Bluebells: Plant the bulbs 3" deep and 3"-4" apart. This is the best known Canadian species, and it is found from the Yukon Territory to the Atlantic provinces. We take advance reservations, and then just as soon as the crops are harvested, our staff of Dutch Bulb Experts makes an on-the-spot selection of the finest bulbs available to fill those reservations. Many of the bluebells that I see in the wild are introduced and naturalized plants, though some are probably recent garden escapees. Hi, Glimmer. The sight would be very impressive. Scottish Bluebell. Native English (UK) Bluebells - Hyacinthoides non-scripta grown from cultivated stock. The plants produce leaves and flowers early in the year before the tree canopy is dense and while sunlight can reach them. I discuss the problems in both parts of the world in this article. I expect I'll find out. The Spanish bluebell has many similarities to the English species but also some differences. Flowering stems of the Spanish bluebell are generally taller. Linnaeus thought that the flower in the legend couldn't have been a bluebell, however, and therefore gave the plant the species name non-scripta. If you want to eliminate the plants, it's necessary to remove the bulbs. Known as Common Bluebells, English Bluebells, British Bluebells, wood bells, fairy flowers and wild hyacinth, there’s one name that groups them altogether thanks to a Swedish botanist named Carl Linnaeus. The native bluebell. Absolutely lovely. Reduced biodiversity and genetic diversity would also be a problem if the bluebells became extinct or if the entire population became genetically altered due to hybridization. Battle of Agincourt (1415) 5. So I guess some people think they are the kudzu of the flower world, but they sure are lovely and the fact that they smell nice is a bonus. Origin: … Eating any part of the plant can trigger nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and a decrease in the heart rate. The leaves seem to be sliced off or nibbled in many places. We'll regularly send you helpful gardening tips, important product updates and great offers that only subscribers receive. No membership needed. The bluebells in question in Canada and Britain are of three types: the English bluebell (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), the Spanish bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica), and hybrids between the two species. A long and slender bract is located where a flower joins a pedicel. A single uninvited plant is growing in my garden. I have planted different flowers this season and looks a while yet to be seen. The Common English Bluebell is a beloved treasure of Britain where its presence is said to indicate the ancientness of a forest. It's illegal to dig up a bulb. 150 x Woodland Bulbs Collection | Early-Mid-Late Spring Flowering Bulbs. You'll find zone designations at the end of many of the plant descriptions on this site and in the print catalog. For many of us, however, the most important point about a bluebell is its beauty or in some cases its invasiveness and not its specific name. Spanish bluebell is a late-blooming spring bulb. They also help to attract pollinators. Study English language courses in Canada It appears in ancient woodlands and along woodland edges in April and May. Interestingly, Emile Brontë, an English poet, and novelist believed that English Bluebells were her “fairy flowers” and she also had the last word on them. It's easy! English Studies in Canada is a quarterly journal of scholarship and criticism concerned with all literature written in the English language. A flowering stem of an English or a Spanish bluebell may have variations from the typical features of its species when it's very young or when it's old. If the species becomes extinct and the gene variant that codes for the helpful substance is lost, we may never discover or benefit from the substance. Photo taken 15th May 2010. It absorbs nutrients from the soil and sends them into the bluebell's roots, enabling the plant to use them. Answer: Wild bluebells grow just a few paces from my home and in nearby areas as well, but I don't grow them myself and can't speak from experience. This is a more vigorous plant and could out-compete our delicate native flower; Almost half the world's bluebells are found in the UK, they’re relatively rare in the rest of the world The Bluebell flower is originally from southern England where it could also withstand a variety of growing conditions. Native bluebells, English bluebells or Scilla Nutans are one of the great joys of the English countryside. Thanks for the comment. Before we go into where to find the best bluebell woods in the UK and when to visit them, we would just like to mention for anyone who may not be aware, that bluebells are protected under the Wildlife and Countryside Act (1981).. As such, you cannot willfully damage them (no picking, uprooting or trampling on them) or you will face a large fine. Photo about English Bluebells in a wood in spring. In fact, it helps the plant. Image of beautiful, bluebell, forest - 162067476 Thanks Linda for another interesting article. What do we do when hybrids cross with other hybrids? Peter Nyssen sells only top quality , genuine English bluebell bulbs and has been recommended as a reputable supplier by Val Bourne in The Telegraph. Thanks for the visit, Sharon. The bluebells in Ohio sound beautiful. One day while teaching Hyacinthus how to throw the discus, Apollo accidentally hit Hyacinthus on the head, killing him. I have noticed that the patches in my favourite viewing areas are getting bigger each year, however, and that new clumps and patches are appearing beside a nearby walking trail. The name is also used by the Royal Horticultural Society in Britain. I appreciate your comment about the photos. Where bulbs are naturalised in grass, avoid mowing the area until their foliage has died back. The word meant "Alas". Blessings to you, too. Although bluebells may cause problems, I love to observe their flowers. These are characterised as having flowers on just one side of the flowering stem. Mertensia paniculata naturally occurs in the temperate zone of North America, and is known to thrive within the boreal forests. Simply become a Breck's email subscriber. Hyacinthoides non-scripta (formerly Endymion non-scriptus or Scilla non-scripta) is a bulbous perennial plant, found in Atlantic areas from north-western Spain to the British Isles, and also frequently used as a garden plant.It is known in English as the common bluebell or simply bluebell, a name which is used in Scotland to refer to the harebell, Campanula rotundifolia. I live in a suburb, but natural and semi-natural areas are located near and around the residences. Bluebells grow from a bulb. You'll get a welcome splash of colour in April and May. Since I know absolutely nothing about flowers, your article is an appropriate introduction to the topic. Bluebell flowers are borne in a raceme. The names were assigned by Carl Linnaeus, the Swedish botanist who created the modern binomial system for naming organisms. Our native bluebell, Hyacinthoides non-scripta, otherwise named common bluebells, English bluebells, British bluebells, wood bells, fairy flowers and wild hyacinth, is an early flowering plant that naturally occurs in the UK. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on May 17, 2018: Thank you very much, Heidi. Though English and Spanish bluebells are placed in different species, they are closely related and easily hybridize. Specifically, the northern bluebell can be found in Canada, including southern British Columbia.Within the United States, the plant can be seen in Alaska, as well as the Olympic Mountains, stretching east through Oregon to Idaho and western Montana. The ones with cream anthers are very likely hybrids instead of English bluebells. proper planting time for your hardiness zone. Common names: bluebell, English bluebell, British bluebell, English harebell, wild hyacinth, cuckoo’s boots, granfer griggles, witches’ thimbles, lady’s nightcap, fairy flower, cra’tae (crow’s toes) Scientific name: Hyacinthoides non-scripta. Some people say that English bluebells can become invasive in the Greater Vancouver area. It appears in ancient woodlands and along woodland edges in April and May. Ferns and primroses make lovely neighbors, but bluebells are often planted in large swaths for a natural look. Hyphae of a soil fungus enter the roots of a bluebell plant and absorb some of the food that the plant makes. English bluebells are an iconic wildflower that grows to form beautiful blue carpets of flowers over a landscape. Canadian English was influenced greatly by both American and British English. English Bluebells. Plants in the category are said to have created widespread "infestations", but control is advocated only for conservation areas of high value. The sides of the valley are completely covered in bluebells that stretch down into the woods. Sort by: Wishlist. The destruction of ancient forests is also harming the wild plants. Another factor besides hybridization may make identification difficult. Like other plants, though, they contain many different chemicals. Miscellaneous Soil. Download this stock image: English Bluebells in Essex. They belong to the family Asparagaceae and the subfamily Scilloideae. Sweetly fragrant English bluebells love a deciduous forest but can be happy in a shady backyard. Dappled shade, such as an opening in the woods. Like most other monocots, they have long and narrow leaves with parallel veins and a pointed tip. History Of English In Canada. Spanish bluebells do not have as strong a fragrance as English bluebells either and tend to bloom a bit later. See more ideas about english bluebells, bluebells, blue bell flowers. Moist woodland soil well enriched with organic matter. The most common bluebells growing both inside and outside gardens are the Spanish bluebell and hybrids between the English and Spanish species, however. Heidi Thorne from Chicago Area on May 17, 2018: Even though these are toxic, they are lovely! 150 x Woodland Bulbs Collection | Early-Mid-Late Spring Flowering Bulbs. Answer: According to what I've read, the Spanish bluebell is deer-resistant. They grow best in moist, rich soil in full sun or part shade. The fungal threads increase the surface area of the roots, which in turn increases nutrient absorption. It takes five years for a seed to grow into a bulb, and wild English bluebells are protected by law, with fines for those who dig them up. Bluebells don't have any generally accepted health benefits at the moment and are actually poisonous. This article examines and analyzes the two flowers. Sad but cute. This is the least serious category. In Britain, the fear is that the native bluebell will be wiped out by the Spanish form and by the hybrids produced by crosses between the English and Spanish species. The photos are lovely. Two of the most common bluebell species are the Spanish bluebells (Hyacinthoides hispanica) and English bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta), hardy in … - C3C18Y from Alamy's library of millions of high resolution stock photos, illustrations and vectors. Bluebells are one of the UK’s most loved wildflowers. Specifically, the northern bluebell can be found in Canada, including southern British Columbia.Within the United States, the plant can be seen in Alaska, as well as the Olympic Mountains, stretching east through Oregon to Idaho and western Montana. Bluebells are monocots. I didn't realize they could be used for medicine. Hyacinthoides non-scripta (English Bluebells) is a vigorous, bulbous perennial producing small clumps of linear, strap-shaped leaves from which rise tall stems bearing arching, one-sided racemes of 4-16 strongly sweetly scented, nodding, narrowly tubular, bell-shaped, violet blue flowers, rarely pink or white. Bluebells of all types are beautiful. The entire Province/State is coloured, regardless of where in that Province/State it occurs. Its foliage tends to remain dense right to the ground, not requiring facer plants in front. English bluebell bulbs, grown sustainably here in the UK, will naturalise happily when planted in dappled woodland shade or at the foot of hedges. Their leaves flatten and spread out as they mature, sometimes smothering other plants. You can withdraw consent at anytime. Hi, Rachel. Some investigators have raised the problem of classification. Nature can be very beautiful. Get your new 2020 Breck's® Catalogue Free Today! Hyacinthoides non scripta. Type Flowering blub Lifespan Perennial Growing Zones 5-7 Light Shade lover Water Well-drained soil When to Plant Autumn Knowing the main differences between the two species may be important when visiting a plant nursery to purchase plants or seeds. Most bluebells that I see outside of gardens have cream anthers. 800-644-5505 Welcome to Breck's, click here to sign up for special offers from Breck's! English bluebells prefer a semi-shaded environment while Spanish ones do well in a variety of habitats, including sunlit areas. I just can't get enough of them!. Tips for planting bluebells from an expert With its beautiful displays from late April through to May, the bluebell is one our favourite wild blooms. English bluebells have a wonderfully soft and fresh fragrance that fills in and saturates the air as soon as it comes into contact with it. In addition, there are almost certainly new things for biologists to learn about the plant. English bluebells have a wonderfully soft and fresh fragrance that fills in and saturates the air as soon as it comes into contact with it. Growing them from seed can take up to 5 years until they’re mature enough to grow flowers, but you can plant bulbs and have flowering size plants within 1-2 years. English bluebell flowers generally hang from one side of the raceme, which is arched. One of the joys of the season is the beautiful patches of bluebells that appear in my neighbourhood. English and Spanish bluebells (and presumably the hybrids) are poisonous. Oops, there seems to be an error, please re-enter your email address. The sap of the plant is sticky and is said to have once been used as a glue. Butterflies and bees rely heavily on bluebell nectar – bees sometimes bite a hole in the bottom of the bell to reach it. The association between the plant roots and the fungus is referred to as a mycorrhiza. The bulb of English and Spanish bluebells has contractile roots. Linda Crampton (author) from British Columbia, Canada on May 12, 2018: Thank you for the visit and the comment, Dora. Each leaf and flower stem emerges separately from the ground. Sounds like I need to try these Hyacinthoides sp. I am in the process of ripping all mine out as they have cozied up to too many of my plants now. The flowers are in my neighbourhood, not my garden (except for the one I mentioned), but I see the plants almost every day. Bluebells prefer a moisture retentive, humus rich, woodland type soil. The concerns about the plants are worth considering, even as the flowers are admired. Check the map below to determine which hardiness zone you live in. image caption Spanish (left) and British bluebells (right) Spanish bluebells have broad leaves, pale blue conical-bell flowers, with spreading and open tips, and flowers are found all around the stem. Yes I agree to receive Brecks Bulbs email newsletters containing updates and promotions. Bluebells are one of my favourite flowers too, Manatita. The flowers are pollinated by insects. It appears to be a hybrid and has a faint but pleasant scent. English bluebells - download this royalty free Stock Photo in seconds. Not to be forgotten, the Scottish bluebell is another variety that has a clearly defined bell and is every bit as lovely as its counterpart. What about a plant with only minor differences from those in a checklist? The native bluebell. Answer: Here in North America, Spanish bluebell is the accepted common name for the plant. Wishlist. These areas are valued by many people. Explore {{searchView.params.phrase}} by … Some people experience dermatitis after touching the plant. Here are a few points related to the functions and/or adaptations of the English bluebell plant. Question: Will rodents eat bluebell bulbs? In the Greater Vancouver area, both English and Spanish bluebells are sold in plant nurseries. I'd love to see the ones in your area! Apollo's tears fell onto the flower, spelling out AIAI on the petals. I hope you have an enjoyable weekend. The flowers lack the fragrance of English bluebells. Also, to remove my Spanish Bluebells fully, do I need to remove the whole bulb or is it enough to pull out everything showing above the soil? Add to cart. From shop WetNWildGardens. Although the native English bluebell and the larger Spanish bluebell are often grown in gardens, they can multiply and become a nuisance, requiring control. Our Virginia Bluebells are blooming now and the color is incredible. Unfortunately, when it's outside of its native habitat, the plant may grow or spread rapidly and cause environmental or economic problems. Yes I agree to receive Brecks emails knowing that I can unsubscribe at any time. Bluebell Cottage, Lodge Lane, Cheshire WA4 4HP. It's hard to believe just looking at them that they are poisonous. A real flower with markings resembling AIAI is unknown, though there have been guesses about its identity. I see bluebells on my road and in my neighbourhood, but I don't see a patch as big as a field. I wonder if gardeners try to use them to warn off unwanted animals knowing how. The tubular or bell-shaped flowers are usually blue or violet blue in colour but are sometimes pink or white. The vivid and cheerful sight of both wild and garden bluebells is a lovely reminder that summer is approaching. Rachel L Alba from Every Day Cooking and Baking on May 07, 2018: Hi Linda, What a beautiful article. Six reasons to grow native bluebells (Hyacinthoides non-scripta) in your garden. It's no wonder that the generic name "bluebell" is often used for the three forms of the plant discussed in this article. Buy English Bluebells with a lifetime guarantee at Brecksbulbs.ca - Delivering Dutch flower bulbs and perennials direct from Holland since 1818. Bluebells, Hyacinthoides non-scripta: Fairy Flowers Emily Brontë had the last word on English bluebells when she wrote “a fine and subtle spirit dwells in every little flower.” Less than 200 years later, the English bluebells Brontë thought of as her “fairy flowers” are under attack. Allow leaves to die back on their own. I would certainly notice fields of them! toxic or unpleasant they are to som critters? Flowers can be blue, pink or white. Strong stems with masses of dainty blue blooms are great for borders, beds, rock gardens and ground cover. Topdress with a balanced organic fertilizer in spring, when new growth appears. One of the joys of visiting an English wood carpeted by blooming bluebells is the detection of this fragrance. Question: Do deer eat Spanish bluebell leaves? It is in the asparagus family, as are lily-of-the-valley (Convallaria majalis) and Adam's needle (Yucca filamentosa).The flowers are bell-shaped and about 3/4 inch long. I love Bluebells. Peggy Woods from Houston, Texas on May 07, 2018: I have not noticed bluebells growing down here in the Houston area. I would definitely notice a field of bluebells, too. The flowering stem of the Spanish species is more upright and is often straight. English in Canada is related to important historical events. Breck's respects your privacy. They sound indestructible! Gregory DeVictor from Pittsburgh, PA on May 09, 2018: Linda, thank you for a detailed explanation of English and Spanish bluebells. Most lack the arched flower stems of English bluebells or the flowers hanging on one side of the stem. Special Offer! The first bluebells are believed to have appeared in Britain after the last Ice Age. Image of common, flowers, bluebells - 162338313 Spacing. Bluebells grow well in either sun or partial shade, but do better out of direct, strong sunlight. Distribution. It will be interesting to see what the future holds for the plants in both British Columbia and Britain. Carl von Linné 1707–1778 Yes, Spanish bluebells and the hybrids do very well on their own where I live. Copyright © 2020 Breck's LTD. All Rights Reserved. I doubt whether many plants are completely resistant to all deer, however. Please refer to our Privacy Policy or Contact Us at anytime. I wonder how many of these observations are due to mistaken identity, however. to sign up for special offers from Breck's! Tel: 01928 713718; bluebellcottage.co.uk RENISHAW HALL Famous for its Italianate gardens, Renishaw […] The blooms are drooping, trumpet-shaped and bluish-purple in color. Subscription rate for hard copy: $90 US, per year. They do sometimes seem indestructible! The care of wood hyacinth plants requires minimal energy. Answer: A complete answer for this question would be very long. These old-fashioned, violet-blue beauties are incredible naturalizers that last up to four weeks in the garden and multiply impressively each year. Emily Brontë wrote a poem about bluebells. 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