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Connecticut Plants
Bouncing Bet (Soapwort)
Saponaria officinalis L.

Bouncing bet leaves contain a natural soap, and a lather can be raised from crushed leaves.

  • Family: pink (Caryophyllaceae)
  • Habitat: roadsides, waste places
  • Height: 1 to 2-1/2 feet
  • Flower size: 1 inch across
  • Flower color: pink, sometimes very pale pink
  • Flowering time: July to September
  • Origin: Europe
Saponaria officinalis L.
Saponaria officinalis L.