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Saponaria officinalis
Flowers | Magnoliopsida

Scientific name - Saponaria officinalis L.

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Popular names - odagaci, Saponaria common garofano of mazzetti.

Distribution and Habitat - a species native to Europe and Asia, growing on the river, along fences, roads and crops edges.

Description - Perennial species, rhizome cylindrical, highly branched, crawler, with sterile and fertile shoots. Stems ascending or erect, 30-70 cm tall, branched at the top a little. Leaves elliptic oblong, attenuated towards the tip, almost glabra, rough edges. Fragrant flowers arranged in dichazii paniculata and glomerata. Calyx tube cylindrical, 2 cm long, pale green, with 5 teeth short and uneven. White or rose petals, lamina obovata cunea in front slightly emarginata, coronula laciniata. Ovary cylindrical. Blooms in June and September. Capsule opens at maturity by 4-5 inYou unequal. Seeds numerous, slightly flattened, reniforme black.

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