Thursday, 22 July 2010

Seeing the Changes 314

At Blackpill, the Soapwort (Saponaria officinalis) was flowering in force.


Kate said...

I presume some part(s) of this plant are able to be worked up to make lather? Do you know which part(s)?

Paul Brain said...

Apparently, you boil the leaves (rich in saponins) and the liquid can be used as a gentle soap.

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