Category Archives: Folklore about British flora

Bluebells and folklore

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A new page added to the landscape glossary “Bluebell woods” including

  • In Elizabethan times bluebell bulbs were crushed to provide starch for the ruffs of collars and sleeves.”
  • The sticky sap from the bluebell leaves was used for attaching feathers to arrows.
  • If you are unlucky enough to hear the bluebells ringing then you will die within a year.

Read bluebell woods