E-Flora BC: Electronic Atlas of the Flora of British Columbia

Saponaria ocymoides L.
rock soapwort
Caryophyllaceae (Pink family)

Introduction to Vascular Plants

© Robert Flogaus-Faust  Email the photographer   (Photo ID #70582)

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Rock soapwort is an introduced perennial species that originates in Europe. It was introduced in North America (Canada and the US) as a garden plant and has escaped. It is a rock garden species that shows preference for rocky/stony sites (Rabeler and Hartman 2012). It is a prostrate to ascending perennial species with red, pink or white petals that flowers throughout the summer (Wikipedia 2012).

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