Soapwort (Bouncing Bet)
Perennial with simple or branched stems, often forming large colonies. Flowers in tight or open groups (cymes), subtended by leafy bracts. Flowers typical of the pink or carnation family: calyx (the sepals) join to form a long, slender tube; petals 5, each with 1 rounded notch, white or pink, showy, with a delightful fragrance. Blooms June-October. Leaves opposite, elliptical to lance-shaped, hairless, to 8 inches long.