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Synonyms for bluebell

one of the most handsome prairie wildflowers having large erect bell-shaped bluish flowers

perennial of northern hemisphere with slender stems and bell-shaped blue flowers

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The English variety also gives off a wonderful fragrance lacking in the Spanish bluebell.
The Spanish bluebell, which is more likely to be sold in garden centres and therefore commonly grown in our gardens, is more vigorous than our native species and can crossbreed with the native to create a fertile hybrid.
And they are under threat from the Spanish bluebell.
Half the world's bluebells can be found in the UK, but the flower is under threat from hybridising with the scentless, non-native Spanish bluebell which is often planted in gardens.
The non-native Spanish bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica), is also a threat to the English bluebell by cross-breeding and producing hybrid plants.
Spanish bluebell (Hyacinthoides hispanica) is a good bet everywhere except the intermediate and low deserts.
The flower is dying out and being crossed with the Spanish bluebell is adding to the problem.
The Spanish bluebell tends to be more upright with broader leaves and flowers on both sides of the stem.
The bluebell is also under threat from the cultivated version of the Spanish bluebell.
The problem with the Spanish bluebell is that it crosses with the native one, and spreads to such an extent that the pure native bluebell is now under threat in some areas.
In addition, hybridisation with the imported garden plant, the Spanish Bluebell, produces a fertile hybrid which can, over time, replace the native bluebell.
There are three types of bluebell in the UK: the native hyacinthoides nonscripta, the Spanish bluebell, and a hybrid of the two.