Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Caryophyllaceae
Gypsophila muralis L.
cushion baby's-breath, low baby's-breath
Gypsophila: from "gypsum" and "to love"
muralis: of walls
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Status: Introduced - escaped
Plant: drooping, annual, 2"-16" tall, branched, slender forb, smooth above and often fuzzy below
Flower: pink to white, 5-parted, 1/2" - 2/3" wide, stalked, petals finely-toothed, sepals connected; inflorescence a branched cluster (cyme); blooms July-Aug.
Leaf:linear, less than 1/2" long
Habitat: often in sidewalk cracks

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