Saponaria officinalis from Kashmir

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Gurcharan Singh

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Aug 22, 2010, 10:54:29 PM8/22/10
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Saponaria officinalis from Kashmir, cultivated and often found as an escape. Photographed from Balgarden on June 16, 2010

Common Names
English: Common soapwort, Bouncing bet, 

Used as soap to clean delicate clothes; also used as expectorant and laxative.

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Dr. Gurcharan Singh
Retired  Associate Professor
SGTB Khalsa College, University of Delhi, Delhi-110007
Res: 932 Anand Kunj, Vikas Puri, New Delhi-110018.
Phone: 011-25518297  Mob: 9810359089
http://people.du.ac.in/~singhg45/

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tanay bose

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Aug 22, 2010, 11:38:04 PM8/22/10
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Thanks Sir Ji
Thanks for sharing the lovely photos
Tanay

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Tanay Bose
Research Assistant & Teaching Assistant
Department of Botany
University of British Columbia
3529-6270 University Blvd.
Vancouver, B.C. V6T 1Z4 (Canada)
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