Bouncing Bet (Saponaria officinalis)
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- Garden Phlox
Garden phlox leaves occur in simple pairs, while those of bouncing bet has additional small leaflets emerging with the larger leaves. Bouncing bet petals are notably indented at the ends, while garden plhox petals are less so.
- Wild Blue Phlox
Petals of bouncing bet bend starply backwards. Wild blue phlox has whorls of small, narrow leaves, while bouncing bet has larger ovate leaves. Bouncing bet also occurs in hues of pink through blue, and white, while wild blue phlox is normally (duh) blue or lavender.