Taxon: Saponaria officinalis L.

 
Genus: Saponaria
Family: Caryophyllaceae
  Subfamily: Caryophylloideae
      Tribe: Caryophylleae
Nomen number: 33108
Place of publication: Sp. pl. 1:408. 1753
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: 25 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

    • Caucasus: Armenia; Azerbaijan; Georgia; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia - Ciscaucasia
    • Siberia: Russian Federation-Western Siberia - Western Siberia
    • Western Asia: Turkey
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus; Lithuania; Russian Federation-European part - European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria; Belgium; Czech Republic; Germany; Hungary; Netherlands; Poland; Slovakia; Switzerland
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania; Bosnia and Herzegovina; Bulgaria; Croatia; Greece; Italy; Macedonia; Montenegro; Romania; Serbia; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France; Portugal; Spain

  • Naturalized:

  • Africa

    • Macaronesia: Portugal - Madeira Islands
  • Australasia

    • Australia: Australia
    • New Zealand: New Zealand
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Estonia; Latvia
    • Northern Europe: Denmark; Finland; Ireland; Norway; Sweden; United Kingdom
  • Northern America

    • : Canada; Mexico; United States
  • Southern America

    • Brazil: Brazil
    • Southern South America: Argentina; Chile; Uruguay

  • Cultivated:

    . also cult.

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Images:

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