Common Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) is an alien species growing along the Mon River rail trail south of the Hildebrandt lock & dam. One of its other common names is Bouncing Bet, which apparently is named for a washer-woman. Soapwort has a long history as a natural soap. I had originally mistaken it for a phlox.
Sunday, June 24, 2012
Labels: photography, Rail Trail, wildflowers
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