• Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Saponaria L.

  • Description

    Genus Description - Infl ± congested or of open cymes; cal cylindric, membranous, 20-nerved; pet with distinct claw and blade, the appendages conspicuous, subulate; stamens 10; styles 2(3); capsule dehiscent by 4(–6) teeth; seeds rotund-reniform, uniformly reticulate; perennial herbs. 30, temp. Eurasia.

  • Common Names

    soapwort, bouncing bet