Saponaria officinalis

Family:CARYOPHYLLACEAE
Species:Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
Common Name:Bouncing Bett; Soapwort
Habitat:**
Associated Ecological Communities:**
Growth Habit:Herb
Duration:Perennial
Category:Vascular
USDA Symbol:SAOF4
Plant Notes:**
Taxonomic Notes:**
Status:Not Native, FACU (NWI)
References:**
Specimen: View specimen details in the Alabama Herbarium Consortium Specimen Database

** Not applicable or data not available.

Classification

FamilyCARYOPHYLLACEAE - Pink family
Genus Saponaria
Species Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus - Bouncing Bett; Soapwort

Citation

Citation SAPONARIA OFFICINALIS Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 408. 1753.
Basionym: **
Type: Without data (lectotype: LINN 580.1). Lectotypified by Schultz, Bot. Zhurn. 69: 1479. 1984.

** Not applicable or data not available.

Synonyms

SynonymFull CitationBasionymType
Bootia saponaria Bootia saponaria Necker, Hist. & Commentat. Acad. Elect. Sci. Theod.-Palat. 2: 484. 1770.  
Bootia vulgaris Bootia vulgaris Necker, Delic. Gallo-Belg. 193. 1768.  
Lychnis officinalis Lychnis officinalis (Linnaeus) Scopoli, Fl. Carniol., ed. 2. 1: 303. 1771.Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus 1753. 
Lychnis saponaria Lychnis saponaria (Necker) Jessen, Deut. Excurs.-Fl. 279. 1879.Bootia saponaria Necker 1770. 
Saponaria hybrida Saponaria hybrida Miller, Gard. Dict., ed. 8. 1768. ENGLAND
Saponaria officinalis var. hybrida Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus, var. hybrida Linnaeus, Sp. Pl. 408. 1753.  
Saponaria vulgaris Saponaria vulgaris (Necker) Pallas, Reise Russ. Reich. 3: 655. 1776.Bootia vulgaris Necker 1768. 
Silene saponaria Silene saponaria (Necker) Fries, Bot. Not. 10: 168. 1842.Bootia saponaria Necker 1770. 

Specimens and Distribution

This species has been reported in the following counties by the herbaria listed. An overview of the individual specimens are provided in the table that follows. Click on the accession number to view details; click on column headers to sort; choose a county or herbaria to filter the specimen data.

Counties included on distribution map: Autauga, Baldwin, Barbour, Bibb, Blount, Butler, Calhoun, Cherokee, Clarke, Clay, Coffee, Conecuh, Covington, Crenshaw, Etowah, Franklin, Greene, Jackson, Jefferson, Lee, Limestone, Madison, Marengo, Marshall, Mobile, Morgan, Pike, Randolph, Tuscaloosa, Washington

Counties represented by specimen data listed below:

Herbaria represented by specimen data listed below: AMAL, AUA, JSU, SAMF, TROY, UNA, USAM, UWAL

Range of years during which specimens were collected: 1896 - 1977

Barcode / Accession No. County Coll. Date Collector &
Collection No.
Herbarium &
Herbarium Name Used
Image
SAMF0003678 Blount 03 Jun 1956 Avery, J.C.
s.n.
SAMF
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
UNA00065093 Jefferson 5 Jun 2004 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12114
UNA
Saponaria officinalis L.
JSU134927 Jefferson 04 Oct 1967 Steeves, Burges R.
78-1
JSU
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
TROY000040294 Marengo 04 Jun 2010 England, J. Kevin
2504
TROY
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
TROY000037253 Butler 01 Jul 2013 Webb, Wayne K.
s.n.
TROY
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
JSU134923 Clarke 13 Sep 1997 Whetstone, R. David
18811
JSU
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
AMAL00006311 Marshall 02 Jul 1994 Spaulding, Daniel D.
6345
AMAL
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
AMAL00006309 Calhoun 31 Jul 1994 Spaulding, Daniel D.
6729
AMAL
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_49573 Pike 10 Jul 1988 Diamond, Alvin R.
5205
AUA
Saponaria Officinalis L.
UNA00033623 Bibb 18 Aug 1967 Thomas, Joab L.
1151
UNA
Saponaria officinalis L.
UWAL0046210 Autauga 26 Jun 2018 Parker, Matthew R.
1738
UWAL
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
UWAL0050745 Jefferson 23 Sep 1984 Bussey, Melanie G.
991
UWAL
Saponaria officinalis L.
UWAL0034308 Baldwin 18 Aug 1987 Kral, R.
74394
UWAL
Saponaria officinalis L.
AUA_ACC_41742 Randolph 12 Jul 1973 Spencer, S.K.
075
AUA
Saponaria Officinalis L.
JSU129340 Calhoun 05 Oct 1986 Lawler, Carol L.
1319
JSU
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
JSU134926 Jackson 17 Aug 1975 Whetstone, R. David
6669
JSU
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_54523 Crenshaw 5 Jun 1994 Diamond, Alvin R.
9214
AUA
Saponaria Officinalis L.
UWAL0039268 Autauga 17 Aug 2018 Diamond, Alvin R.
28444
UWAL
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
AMAL00016339 Butler 02 Sep 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
16852
AMAL
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_23692 Lee 17 Jul 1971 Kirkland, D.L.
113
AUA
Saponaria Officinalis L.
USAM000003615 Mobile 13 May 1976 LeLong, Michel G.
9217
USAM
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_11217 Lee 19 Jun 1963 Rogers, Ken E.
AUA
Saponaria Officinalis L.
TROY000031705 Covington 16 Jun 2010 Diamond, Alvin R.
21416
TROY
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
UNA00033618 Tuscaloosa 23 May 1977 Cunningham, Ann
s.n.
UNA
Saponaria officinalis L.
SAMF0003677 Bibb 27 Jun 2010 Davenport, Lawrence J.
4400
SAMF
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
UWAL0008528 Greene 08 Aug 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5552
UWAL
Saponaria officinalis L.
AUA_ACC_65023 Jefferson 5 Jun 2004 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12114
AUA
Saponaria Officinalis L.
JSU134930 Limestone 29 Jun 1996 Ballard, J. Mark
5983
JSU
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
UNA00033681 Clay 31 Jul 1896 Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Saponaria officinalis L.
AUA_ACC_17638 Barbour 7 Aug 1969 Ellis, H.C.
162
AUA
Saponaria Officinalis L.
UWAL0002021 Covington 16 Jun 2010 Diamond, A.R.
21416
UWAL
Saponaria officinalis L.
UNA00033633 Marshall 06 Jul 1956 Thomas, Joab L.
30
UNA
Saponaria officinalis L.
JSU134924 Etowah 26 Jun 1994 Hodge, Lesley M.
2740
JSU
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
JSU129339 Blount 04 Jul 1997 Spaulding, Daniel D.
9715
JSU
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
JSU134925 Jackson 27 Jun 1998 Brodeur, Kristin R.
862
JSU
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
UNA00065619 Butler 2 Sep 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
16852
UNA
Saponaria officinalis L.
UWAL0014149 Butler 01 Jul 2013 Webb, Wayne K.
s.n.
UWAL
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_19239 Marengo 19 Jul 1969 Moore, Harold D.
294-69
AUA
Saponaria Officinalis L.
JSU134928 Jefferson 23 Sep 1984 Bussey, Melanie G.
991
JSU
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
UNA00022671 Franklin 26 Jun 1956 Thomas, Joab L.
1
UNA
Saponaria officinalis L.
TROY000003677 Butler 02 Sep 2006 Diamond, Alvin R.
16852
TROY
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
TROY000032272 Greene 08 Aug 2009 Keener, Brian R.
5552
TROY
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
JSU134929 Jefferson 13 Jul 1984 Barber, J. Patrick
770
JSU
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
TROY000017968 Jefferson 05 Jun 2004 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12114
TROY
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
UNA00033686 Mobile s.d. Mohr, Charles
s.n.
UNA
Saponaria officinalis L.
TROY000003678 Coffee 28 Jun 1999 Martin, Brian H.
83
TROY
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_41533 Conecuh 11 Jun 1985 Diamond, Alvin R.
819
AUA
Saponaria Officinalis L.
UNA00033628 Marshall 06 Jul 1956 Thomas, Joab L.
30
UNA
Saponaria officinalis L.
JSU134922 Cherokee 10 Jul 1993 Ballard, J. Mark
2960
JSU
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
USAM000003616 Mobile 19 May 1979 LeLong, Michel G.
10812
USAM
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
UWAL0050940 Jefferson 04 Oct 1967 Steeves, Burges R.
78
UWAL
Saponaria officinalis
AUA_ACC_17637 Morgan 4 Jul 1969 Thornhill, Randy
074
AUA
Saponaria Officinalis L.
UWAL0012716 Marengo 04 Jun 2010 England, J. Kevin
2504
UWAL
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
JSU134921 Calhoun 30 Jul 1982 Gay, C.
s.n.
JSU
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
UNA00056798 Franklin 26 Jun 1956 Thomas, Joab L.
1
UNA
Saponaria officinalis L.
TROY000048564 Autauga 26 Jun 2018 Parker, Matthew R.
1738
TROY
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
AUA_ACC_11711 Pike 4 Jul 1967 Calvert, Magie
AUA
Saponaria Officinalis L.
TROY000030191 Jackson 26 Aug 2009 Barger, T. Wayne
328
TROY
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
AMAL00011903 Jefferson 05 Jun 2004 Spaulding, Daniel D.
12114
AMAL
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
UWAL0017069 Washington 13 Jun 2014 Keener, Brian R.
8481
UWAL
Saponaria officinalis L.
AMAL00006310 Madison 24 Aug 1996 Threlkeld, Steven J.
870
AMAL
Saponaria officinalis Linnaeus
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