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Saponaria officinalis

Saponaire
Soapwort

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

pink

Flower size

25-28 mm

Flowering months

June,

July,

August,

September

Leaf type

Lanceolate

Height

60-90 cm

Description

Grows in damp but well-drained soil.

The name ‘saponaria’ comes from the Latin word for soap. Until the commercial production of soap in the 1800’s, the plant was widely used as a soap substitute.

Flowers

Flowers fragrant, with 5 petals, growing in clusters, in various shades of pink.

Leaves

Lanceolate leaf is lance-shaped: long and widest in the middle. Long, narrowing towards the tip, opposite.

Fruits Seeds

Capsule: 4 teeth, numerous seeds.

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