Gypsophila paniculata
baby's breath
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Distribution: Introduced in the northern half of the United States

Habitat: Noxious weed in eastern Washington and Idaho

Flowers: June - August

Origin: Introduced from Asia

Conservation Status: Not of concern


Glabrous, glaucous perennial, the stems freely-branched, 4-8 dm. tall.


Leaves opposite, lanceolate to linear, 2-5 cm. long and under 1 cm. broad, 1-nerved.


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.


Capsule ovoid, equaling the calyx, 1-celled and 4-valved.

Accepted Name:
Gypsophila paniculata L.
Publication: Sp. Pl. 1: 407. 1753. 1753.

Synonyms & Misapplications:
(none provided)
Additional Resources:

PNW Herbaria: Specimen records of Gypsophila paniculata in the Consortium of Pacific Northwest Herbaria database.

WA Flora Checklist: Gypsophila paniculata checklist entry.

E-Flora BC: Gypsophila paniculata atlas page.

CalPhotos: Gypsophila paniculata photos.

USDA Plants: Gypsophila paniculata information.

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