bouncingbet USDA PLANTS Symbol: SAOF4
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Saponaria officinalis L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Caryophyllales: Caryophyllaceae
Synonym(s): soapwort
Native Range: Europe, Asia ()

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Infestation;
Michael Shephard, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); close-up of single flower cluster
Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); close-up of flower stalks
Dave Powell, USDA Forest Service, Bugwood.org
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Plant(s);
Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Steve Dewey, Utah State University, Bugwood.org
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Foliage;
John Cardina, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
John Cardina, The Ohio State University, Bugwood.org
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Flower(s);
Pedro Tenorio-Lezama, , Bugwood.org
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Flower(s); Pretty flowers
John M. Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Bugwood.org
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit www.eddmaps.org
 


State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Antietam National Battlefield (Maryland)
Chesapeake and Ohio Canal National Historical Park (Maryland, Washington, D.C., and West Virginia)
Harpers Ferry National Historical Park (West Virginia)
Rocky Mountains National Park (Colorado)



Invasive Listing Sources:
California Invasive Plant Council
City of Ann Arbor Michigan Parks and Recreation
Faith Campbell, 1998
Hoffman, R. & K. Kearns, Eds. 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants. Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources, Bureau of Endangered Resources. Madison, Wisconsin. 102pp.
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2005
Native Plant Society of Oregon, 2008