What is this plant?

Asked June 14, 2016, 1:21 PM EDT

Fast growing, thick stalks, soft leaves with small green and white flowers with purple filaments. Growing in landscaping on my new property, no idea what it is. Grows like a weed.

Codington County South Dakota horticulture

5 Responses

This looks like bouncingbet (Saponaria officinalis) but a closer image of the leaves and stems would have been helpful in identification. It can be rather attractive but it is a perennial that can spread by underground stems and seeds so it can get weedy.

Thanks! I will upload a few more pictures, the leaves look different than those on a bouncing bet, as do the flowers. Not knowing what this is is really bothering me! :) I appreciate any help!

The new images help. It is still a closely related plant to the Bouncingbet, possibly bladder campion (Silene vulgaris) but it may be actually a cultivar of the plant, instead of the typical wild type which explains why the leaves loos a bit different.

I think you're right!!! THANK YOU! This has been bugging me forever! I feel better now. Thank you!!