Photographer: Robert W. Freckmann
Gypsophila muralis L.
cushion baby's-breath, low baby's-breath
Gypsophila: from "gypsum" and "to love"
muralis: of walls
|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|