Spanish bluebells and the law they have been listed as a Schedule 9 species under the Wildlife and Countryside Act 1981, and; it is an offence to plant them, and; it is an offence to allow them to spread into the wild.
According to the legend, whenever an infant died, God sprinkled over the earth to cheer the parents up.
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Their use of flowers of gravestones also coincided with the rise of the garden cemetery, and specific flowers were given proper funeral attributes.
The species was also listed on Schedule 8 of the Act in 1998, which makes trading in wild bluebell bulbs and seeds an offence.