Description of Root — soapwort spreads by means of its stolons, or underground runners.
A handsome wild plant of this order is the soapwort (Saponaria officinalis).
Polypetalous corolla of soapwort, of five petals with long claws or stalk-like bases.
Next came carrying the couch grass, wild alum, and soapwort into the store-room.
It was common wayside "Bouncing Bet," but the Harvester called it "soapwort."
soapwort belongs to a large group of plants called the Caryophyllaceæ, or pink family.
Dr. Handel prescribes a warm fomentation with a decoction of soapwort.
The soapwort comes to us from Europe, where in some localities it is a common wild flower.
Other sapotoxins are obtained from the roots of soapwort and from several species of Gypsophila.
Unguiculate petals are universal and strongly marked in the Pink tribe, as in soapwort (Fig. 248).