Soapwort / Bouncing Bett

Scientific Name: Saponaria officinalis

Family: Caryophyllaceae

Height: 1-2.5 ft.

Spread: 1-2 ft.

Bloom Time: June-August

Native Range: Europe and western Asia

Ecological Value: Nectar plant.

Human Value: Europeans introduced soapwort in colonial times. Sap from the stems and roots was mixed with water to create a lathery soap.

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