Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


1319

Forb
Perennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC SC

Common

Look for it in disturbed areas, fields, roadsides, per Weakley's Flora

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full sun ...Variable

LEAVES:
Simple
Opposite

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Nearly white/ light pink
Usually bisexual
Radially symmetrical
5-lobed calyx
5-limbed corolla
10 stamens
Superior ovary
Flowers in dense cymes

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer/Fall
Capsule

 

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Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Caryophyllales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Saponaria officinalis   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Saponaria officinalis   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 071-15-001:
Saponaria officinalis   FAMILY Caryophyllaceae

 

COMMON NAME:
Soapwort, Bouncing Bet