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Set B6 - Wild Flowers Series 2 - card information

37. Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis L.)

37. Soapwort

There seems to be some doubt as to whether this plant is a true native or an introduced species. Certain it is that it is often found near villages on waste ground, and by the roadside. It often grows in colonies, when the large heads of pink flowers make a pleasing patch of colour. The flower-stems are from one to two feet high. It is beloved by hawk-moths, the flowers being visited both by day and night.