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Saponaria officinalis L.

Family - Caryophyllaceae

Common Name - Soapwort

 

 

Native 

Poisonous 

 

 

 

 

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Habitats
Grassland
Roadsides
Wasteland
Life History
Perennial
Whole plant and closeup of flowers of Saponaria officinalis
Gordon Young
UK distribution

Found in England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. (See Map)

Flowering Time

In flower during July, August and September.

Fruit

The fruit is a capsule.

Flower

The flower is actinomorphic

Names in other languages and countries

Germany
Echtes Seifenkraut
Greece
Tsoueni
Sapounohorto
Portugal
Saponaire
Spain
Jabonera
Finland
suopayrtti
Poland
Mydlnica lekarska

Chromosome Number (2N)

28

Latin Synonyms


Lychnis saponaria