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bluebell,

common name for several plants belonging to completely different classes, particularly the bellflowerbellflower
or bluebell,
name commonly used as a comprehensive term for members of the Campanulaceae, a family of chiefly herbaceous annuals or perennials of wide distribution, characteristically found on dry slopes in temperate and subtropical areas.
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 and the Virginia cowslip, or Virginia bluebell, of the family Boraginaceae (borageborage
, common name for the Boraginaceae, a family of widely distributed herbs and some tropical shrubs or trees characterized by rough or hairy stems, four-part fruits, and usually fragrant blossoms.
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 family) and the wood hyacinth, a squill of the family Liliaceae (lilylily,
common name for the Liliaceae, a plant family numbering several thousand species of as many as 300 genera, widely distributed over the earth and particularly abundant in warm temperate and tropical regions.
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 family). Bluebells of the former family are classified in the division MagnoliophytaMagnoliophyta
, division of the plant kingdom consisting of those organisms commonly called the flowering plants, or angiosperms. The angiosperms have leaves, stems, and roots, and vascular, or conducting, tissue (xylem and phloem).
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, class Magnoliopsida, order Lamiales, while those of the latter are in the same division but in the class Liliatae, order Liliopsida.

bluebell

symbol of loyalty. [Plant Symbolism: Flora Symbolica, 172]
See: Loyalty

bluebell

1. a European liliaceous woodland plant, Hyacinthoides (or Endymion) non-scripta, having a one-sided cluster of blue bell-shaped flowers
2. a similar and related plant, hispanica, widely grown in gardens and becoming naturalized
3. a Scot name for harebell
4. any of various other plants with blue bell-shaped flowers
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A spokesperson for the Yorkshire Wildlife Trust - which is inviting people to take pictures of bluebells to post on its Facebook wall or tweet @ YorksWildlife - said: "With sunlight still able to hit the forest floor, bluebells literally explode across many woodlands here in Yorkshire.
In order to make sure her children respect the beautiful blue flowers a friend reminds them that they are also called "Fairy Flowers" and according to an old myth fairies used bluebells to lure and trap people passing by in the woods - especially children
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The native bluebell is also under threat from hybridisation with the larger Spanish bluebell, introduced to provide a bigger impact in gardens.
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Nina Waterson, Hereford: If it has white pollen, it is a white form of the native bluebell.