- During the Bronze Ages the sap was used to stick feathers to the head of arrows (fletching).
- The gummy sap was used to stick pages to the spine of books
- The Elizabethans used the sap the starch their ruffs.
I had the pleasure of visiting family down in Kent recently and was in awe of the bluebells. I can't remember seeing so many in one place since my childhood. The smell alone was wonderful.
Half the worlds population of the English bluebell is found in the UK but sadly over the years the Spanish variety has found its way into our woodlands via fly- tipping. It is beginning to cross breed with our native species, which will change the population forever.
I knew they were poisonous but I didn't know that that sticky sap from the bluebell has had many uses over the years.
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