Utah Valley University Herbarium


Accession # 05191 
Family - UVUAPG III FamilyCronquist FamilyA Utah Flora
Species Saponaria officinalis L.
Common name   bouncingbet
D.M. Barnes   747  
Coll. Date 05 July 2001 
United States
Utah County
Locality American Fork, State street and 3 road north, just E of Smith Food store.
Habitat Notes roadside, vacant lot, dry loose soil. 
Climate NCDC temperatures, daily high (red), daily average (green) and daily low (blue), from 1970 to 2000 at this location.   NCDC average monthly precipitation from 1970 to 2000 at this location.
Latitude Longitude 40° 23'  1" N, 111° 48'  19" W
Township Range T5S, R1E, Sec. 14 N 1/2  
Datum Not recorded
Uncertainty Not calculated
TRS Notes Latitude and longitude were derived from township and range information and may be
inaccurate by as much as 0.7 miles (or 4.2 miles if the section is not given).


Synonyms recognized by ITIS (bold taxon is currently accepted):

     Saponaria officinalis L.

     Lychnis saponaria Jessen

Common Name(s): bouncing bet, bouncingbet, bouncingbet soapweed, bouncing-bett, soapwort, sweet Betty.

Taxonomic Hierarchy: (ITIS TSN=20039, click for more information and references)

        Kingdom: Plantae
            Subkingdom: Tracheobionta
                Division: Magnoliophyta
                    Class: Magnoliopsida
                        Subclass: Caryophyllidae
                            Order: Caryophyllales
                                Family: Caryophyllaceae
                                    Genus: Saponaria
                                        Species: Saponaria officinalis


Available images of this specimen (click to view):
specimen image: 05191s1.jpg

Images of other samples of the same species:
specimen image: 03838s1.jpg 
specimen image: 05339s1.jpg 
specimen image: 08834s1.jpg 

Nearby Accessions

Other accessions in the database collected near this one:

Accession Name Dist., dir.
13022 Agrostis stolonifera      "creeping bentgrass" same section
13023 Asclepias incarnata      "swamp milkweed" same section
16904 Asclepias incarnata      "swamp milkweed" same section
13206 Asclepias incarnata      "swamp milkweed" same section
13028 Bromus inermis      "smooth brome" same section
05189 Campanula rapunculoides      "rampion bellflower" same section
13026 Carex utriculata      "Northwest Territory sedge" same section
13024 Castilleja exilis     same section
05293 Cichorium intybus      "chicory" 2085 ft. W
14064 Cleome serrulata      "Rocky Mountain beeplant" 1.1 mi. E
05190 Daucus carota  subsp. carota   "Queen Anne's lace" same section
05312 Daucus carota  subsp. carota   "Queen Anne's lace" 2085 ft. W
05296 Dipsacus sylvestris     2085 ft. W
00440 Elaeagnus angustifolia      "Russian olive" 1.4 mi. SE
05511 Eleusine indica      "India goosegrass" 1 mi. S
13030 Elymus trachycaulus  subsp. trachycaulus   "slender wheatgrass" same section
00232 Equisetum laevigatum      "smooth horsetail" 1.4 mi. SE
05316 Eragrostis cilianensis      "stinkgrass" same section
05510 Eragrostis pectinacea      "tufted lovegrass" same section
14065 Eupatorium maculatum      "spotted trumpetweed" 1 mi. E
04738 Glycyrrhiza lepidota  var. lepidota  same section
16906 Helenium autumnale      "common sneezeweed" same section
04736 Helianthus nuttallii      "Nuttall's sunflower" same section
10843 Hibiscus trionum      "flower-of-an-hour" same section
13027 Juncus ensifolius  var. montanus  same section
04574 Juncus torreyi      "Torrey's rush" 1 mi. S
05294 Lactuca serriola      "prickly lettuce" 2085 ft. W
08539 Lemna valdiviana      "valdivia duckweed" 1.4 mi. SE
04735 Mentha spicata      "spearmint" same section
04573 Muhlenbergia asperifolia      "scratchgrass" 1 mi. S
16905 Nepeta cataria      "catnip" same section
04737 Oenothera elata      "Hooker's evening primrose" same section
16907 Persicaria maculosa     same section
00263 Ranunculus inamoenus  var. inamoenus   "graceful buttercup" 1.4 mi. SE
00443 Rhus aromatica  var. trilobata   "skunkbush sumac" 1.4 mi. SE
00512 Rumex obtusifolius      "bitter dock" 1.4 mi. SE
04575 Scirpus pungens  var. longispicatus  1 mi. S
02843 Solanum rostratum      "buffalobur nightshade" 1.4 mi. NW
05295 Sonchus arvensis      "field sowthistle" 2085 ft. W
05704 Sonchus arvensis      "field sowthistle" 1 mi. E
13029 Sonchus uliginosus      "moist sowthistle" same section
13213 Sonchus uliginosus      "moist sowthistle" same section
14066 Sonchus uliginosus      "moist sowthistle" 1 mi. E
00357 Tamarix chinensis      "five-stamen tamarisk" 1.4 mi. SE
13025 Verbena hastata      "swamp verbena" same section
13240 Verbena hastata      "swamp verbena" same section
14067 Verbena hastata      "swamp verbena" 1 mi. E


Nearby locations from the USGS Geographic Name Information System (GNIS) database:

Name County Dist., dir. Elevation (ft.) 7.5' Quad Name
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 559 ft. E 4620  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1571 ft. SW 4584  Lehi 
Shelley School (School) Utah County, UT 2009 ft. N 4620  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2387 ft. N 4613  Lehi 
Pioneer Memorial Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 2564 ft. E 4633  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 2796 ft. E 4636  Lehi 
American Fork Cemetery (Cemetery) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. NE 4702  Lehi 
Community Presbyterian Church (Church) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. SE 4610  Lehi 
Forbes School (School) Utah County, UT 0.6 mi. E 4633  Lehi 
American Fork (Populated Place) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 4607  Lehi 
Faith Independent Baptist Church (Church) Utah County, UT 0.8 mi. SE 4590  Pelican Point 
Robinson Park (Park) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 4603  Lehi 
Mitchells Hollow (Valley) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. NW   Lehi 
American Fork Post Office (Post Office) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. SE 4600  Lehi 
Calvary Chapel (Church) Utah County, UT 0.7 mi. E 4623  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. S 4580  Pelican Point 
Greenwood School (School) Utah County, UT 0.9 mi. SE 4584  Pelican Point 
American Fork Junior High School (School) Utah County, UT 1.2 mi. N 4767  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1 mi. E 4643  Lehi 
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints (Church) Utah County, UT 1.3 mi. S 4547  Pelican Point 


Taxon Links for species Saponaria officinalis  L.

CalPhotos, Berkeley Digital Library Project

CNPS Manual of California Vegetation Database

USDA Plants database
University of Washington Herbarium: Plants of Washington (images)

Texas A&M University: Image Library (images)

Lady Bird Johnson's Wildflower Center

Google Images

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