Vascular Plants - Caryophyllaceae - Gypsophila:
Gypsophila paniculata
baby's breath 
Blooms: June - August
Habit: herb
Duration: perennial
Origin: Introduced from Asia
Distribution: Introduced in the northern half of the United States
Habitat: Noxious weed in eastern Washington and Idaho
Species Description:

General: Glabrous, glaucous perennial, the stems freely-branched, 4-8 dm. tall.
Leaves: Leaves opposite, lanceolate to linear, 2-5 cm. long and under 1 cm. broad, 1-nerved.
Flowers: Flowers small, numerous, in large, diffusely branched, leafy-bracteate inflorescences; pedicels slender, 2-4 times as long as the flowers; calyx top-shaped, shallowly 5-lobed, 2 mm. long; petals 5, white, oblanceolate, slightly longer than the calyx, stamens 10; styles 2.
Fruits: Capsule ovoid, equaling the calyx, 1-celled and 4-valved.
Accepted Name:
Gypsophila paniculata L.
Synonyms:
(none)

Treated in Flora of the PNW as:
Gypsophila paniculata
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria Specimens: View list of all Gypsophila paniculata specimens in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WTU Herbarium Specimens: View list of Gypsophila paniculata specimens in the WTU Herbarium database.

Washington Flora Checklist: Gypsophila paniculata treatment.

E-Flora BC: Gypsophila paniculata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Gypsophila paniculata images.

USDA Plants Database: Gypsophila paniculata.
Additional photographs of Gypsophila paniculata:
(click on a thumbnail to view larger photo)

Jim Riley

Richard Old

Richard Old

Richard Old

Robert L. Carr, 2009

Robert L. Carr, 2009

Robert L. Carr, 2009

Thayne Tuason, 2011

Thayne Tuason, 2011

Thayne Tuason, 2011

Thayne Tuason, 2013

Thayne Tuason, 2013
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