||Fields, meadows, roadsides
||Several white or pink flowers 1″ wide form open clusters. Each flower has 5 heart-shaped petals. The base of the blossom is a long green tube.
||Leaves are narrow and 2-3″ long with a pointed tip and parallel veins.
||Bouncing Bet is often seen growing in patches along the roadside. Its flowers look similar to phlox. It is also called soapwort because the roots contain saponin, a chemical that becomes slippery and sudsy when wet. It was once used to make soap. It spreads by underground roots (rhizomes) but also produces large amounts of black seeds.