TX Organic Research Center




Soapwort(Bouncing Bet )
Saponaria officinalis

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

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