Saponaria L.

2 species naturalized Aust.; all states and territories accept NT

*Saponaria officinalis L.

Glabrous, perennial herb up to 1 m high. Leaves sessile or shortly stalked, elliptic to narrow-elliptic. Flowers in terminal dichasia. Calyx tube c. 20 mm long. Petals pink to white, clawed, with coronal scales. Styles 2. Widespread. Waste ground. Introd. from Europe. Fl. winter–spring. Soapwort