Saponaria officinalisL.
accepted no accepted


CAYUGA FLORA (1926) NOTES: A weed on gravelly banks, especially on bars in the streams and on railroad embankments, with little reference to lime content of the soil; very common. July-Sept. Widely distributed in N. A., having escaped originally from gardens where it was an old-fashioned ornamental plant. Naturalized from Eu. Flowers sometimes double.

BH SPECIMENS FOR Saponaria officinalis (this list may be incomplete)
 Town of Dryden, intersection of Turkey Hill Road and Stevenson Road, roadside, growing in full sun, herb, 22 Jul 2001, anonymous TC 2001-50 (BH 78777);
 Town of Dryden, Intersection of Turkey Hill Road and Stevenson Road, roadside, growing in full sun, herb, 22 Jul 2001, anonymous TC 2001-51 (BH 78778);
 Ithaca, Giles Street, roadside, 10 Jul 1908, Brown 10 Jul 1908 (BH 67114);
 Ithaca, perennial, Summer 1932, Curtis 114 (BH 73045);
 Town of Dryden, 107 Neimi Road, Fivewellsania, just south of Neimi Road shoulder, a small, dense colony, 13 Aug 1990, Dilger WCD1088 (BH 111967);
 Town of Dryden, 107 Neimi Road, Fivewellsania, south side of Neimi Road, near Woodland Garden, 20 Aug 1981, Dilger WCD962 (BH 111980);
 Ithaca, near Renwick, railroad track, 14 Aug 1886, anonymous (BH 15167);
 Ithaca, 27 Sep 1911, Bailey (BH 15179);
 Ithaca, dryish open field, along road, 6 Aug 1920, Bailey (BH 15181);
 Dryden, Ellis Hollow, roadside, 27 Aug 1917, Bechtel 8092 (BH 15173);
 Ithaca, N of W Hill School, roadside, 12 Aug 1928, Burnham 17209 (BH 15176);
 Ithaca, moist soil, 8 Aug 1875, Dudley (BH 15175);
 Ithaca, bank of Fall Creek, about 500 meters from confluence with Cayuga Lake, dense herb layer on wet alluvium, 13 Sep 1983, Field 3 (BH 15178);
 Ithaca, Six MIle Creek gorge, edge of stream, 1 Aug 1917, Gershoy 8093 (BH 15169);
 Ithaca, Cornell University campus, Beebe Lake, E end, light pink-purple flowers, 5 Sep 1983, Kearney 6 (BH 15172);
 Ithaca, 15 Jul 1883, Kilborne (BH 15180);
 Ithaca, Fall Creek, in alluvial soil in creek bed, Herb ca. 0.7 m. tall, 5 Sep 1983, Miller 14 (BH 15177);
 Ithaca, E of Fall Creek School, dry roadside, 14 Aug 1913, Palmer 466 (BH 15174);
 Ulysses, Taughannock Ravine, dry gravely bank of creek, 22 Jul 1913, Palmer 465 (BH 15171);
 Town of Dryden, Ringwood Road, along Ringwood Preserve near big pond, roadside, flowers double and presumably sterile, 12 Sep 1981, Wesley FRW1351 (BH 15168);


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