Taxon: Saponaria officinalis L.

 
Genus: Saponaria
Family: Caryophyllaceae
Subfamily: Caryophylloideae
Tribe: Caryophylleae
Nomen number: 33108
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:408. 1753
Link to protologue:
Typification:
Name Verified on: 22-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 22-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: Northeast Regional PI Station (NE9)
Accessions: 0 in National Plant Germplasm System

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Environmental: ornamental (fide Dict Gard; F NAmer)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Dict Econ Pl; CRC MedHerbs ed2)
  • Vertebrate poisons: mammals (fide Kingsbury; F NAmer)
  • Weed: potential seed contaminant (fide Glea Cron ed2; F NAmer)

Distributional Range:

    Native

    Asia-Temperate
    • WESTERN ASIA: Turkey
    • CAUCASUS: Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia [Ciscaucasia]
    • SIBERIA: Russian Federation-Western Siberia [Western Siberia (s.)]

    Europe
    • MIDDLE EUROPE: Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia, Switzerland
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Belarus, Lithuania, Russian Federation-European part, [European part] Ukraine (incl. Krym)
    • SOUTHEASTERN EUROPE: Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy (incl. Sardinia, Sicily), Macedonia, Montenegro, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia
    • SOUTHWESTERN EUROPE: France (incl. Corsica), Portugal, Spain (incl. Baleares)


    Cultivated (also cult.)

    Naturalized

    Africa
    • MACARONESIA: Portugal [Madeira Islands]

    Australasia
    • AUSTRALIA: Australia
    • NEW ZEALAND: New Zealand

    Europe
    • NORTHERN EUROPE: Denmark, Finland, Ireland, Norway, Sweden, United Kingdom
    • EASTERN EUROPE: Estonia, Latvia

    Northern America
    • Canada, Mexico, United States

    Southern America
    • BRAZIL: Brazil
    • SOUTHERN SOUTH AMERICA: Argentina, Chile, Uruguay


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Images:

  • Seed: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image
  • Seeds: U.S. National Seed Herbarium image

Cite as: USDA, Agricultural Research Service, National Plant Germplasm System. 2018. Germplasm Resources Information Network (GRIN-Taxonomy).
National Germplasm Resources Laboratory, Beltsville, Maryland. URL: https://npgsweb.ars-grin.gov/gringlobal/taxonomydetail.aspx?id=33108. Accessed 21 April 2018.