Submitter does not have a specimen
EDRR Status: Local expert notified
Saponaria officinalis Pictures taken 7/24/2006. Several years earlier this patch did not exist. A few plants existed downstream in river cobble under the I-205 bridge. This lush stand flowers heavily each summer. The stand is the largest yet observed along the Clackamas. Smaller stands do exist. This species has been well established in the Colorado Front Range for decades.
This stand has diminished in the years since the photos were taken due to competition from taller plants. The species seeds readily and is rhizomatous. It appears to be only mildly shade tolerant.
Why is 'Other' or the ability to enter a species name not an option under species? My only options would be an incorrect spp. or unknown when the exact plant identification is very well known to me.