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Are white bluebells poisonous?

All parts of the bluebell plant contain toxic glycosides that are poisonous to humans and animals including dogs, horses, and cattle. Ingestion of any parts of the plant such as flowers, leaves or bulbs causes a lowering of the pulse rate, nausea, diarrhoea and vomiting.

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Besides, can you get white bluebells?

White versions of the Spanish variety of bluebells, introduced 200 years ago, are relatively common, but these are the much rarer native British type.

Also Know, what do you do with bluebells after flowering? Aftercare. After flowering has finished for the season leave the foliage in place; don't cut it off. The leaves will gather sunlight, create food through photosynthesis and strengthen the bulbs for the future. Please note that bluebells in the green can take several years to establish themselves after transplanting.

Considering this, is it OK to pick bluebells?

Since 1998, native bluebells have been protected by Schedule 8 of the Wildlife and Countryside Act (WCA). It is illegal for anyone to collect native bluebells in the wild for the purpose of selling them.

Do hyacinths turn into bluebells?

So I guess the answer to your question is yes. Whenever I plant out hyacinths after flowering them indoors, they turn into bluebells - not our lovely ones, just rather scraggy ones.

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