Calflora
Taxon  Report   7344 
Saponaria officinalis  L.
Bouncing bet,  Bouncingbet, Soapwort
Saponaria officinalis
© 2005 Louis-M. Landry
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Saponaria officinalis
© 2008 Keir Morse
Saponaria officinalis
© 2009 Neal Kramer
Saponaria officinalis, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild.
Invasive. Cal-IPC classifies the impact of this plant on native ecosystems as limited. Plant Profile / CalWeedMapper

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Saponaria officinalis
© 2003 Penn Martin II
Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE  
Genus: Saponaria
Community:
escaped cultivar
Wetlands: Arid West: Occurs usually in non wetlands, occasionally in wetlands
Mountains, Valleys and Coast: Occurs in non wetlands
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Name Status:
Accepted by TJM2 + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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PLANTS: Lychnis saponaria
PLANTS: Saponaria officinalis var. glaberrima
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Jepson eFlora

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USDA PLANTS Profile (SAOF4)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2017. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Oct 19, 2017).

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