Bluebell, a popular name for several plants having blue, bell-shaped flowers. The harebell, or bluebell of Scotland, grows in meadows and on rocky slopes in Europe, Asia, and North America. It ranges in height from 4 to 40 inches (10 cm to 1 m). Leaves along the stem are narrow and pointed; leaves at the base are oval and toothed. The Virginia bluebell, or Virginia cowslip, grows in moist woods from New York to Alabama and west to Kansas. It is distinguished by its grayish-green leaves and pink buds. It grows to two feet (60 cm) high. The wood hyacinth, or English bluebell, is distinguished by its grasslike leaves. It grows to 18 inches (45 cm) high.

The harebell is Campanula rotundifolia of the bluebell family, Campanulaceae. The Virginia bluebell is Mertensia virginica of the borage family, Boraginaceae. Wood hyacinth is Endymion nonscriptus of the lily family, Liliaceae.