bouncing bet

BOUNCING BET! . . . (Saponaria officinalis)  A member of the Pink Family. Introduced from Europe.
The common name originates from the plant's use in North American colonial times as a soap substitute.
(Bouncing Bet was a nickname for a washerwoman.)

 from above Penstemons,
seen from below

(Photograph was made Sunday, the  6th of July, 2002)

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Photograph by Cliff Crego © 2002