Robert W. Freckmann Herbarium

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Robert W. Freckmann
Family Caryophyllaceae
Gypsophila paniculata L.
baby's-breath, baby's-breath gypsophila, common baby's-breath
Gypsophila: from "gypsum" and "to love"
paniculata: with panicles
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Status: Introduced - escaped; ecologically invasive
Plant: perennial, 2"-16" tall, branched, hairless forb
Flower: white to pale red, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, on smooth stalk; inflorescence many, branched clusters (cyme); blooms July-Aug.
Leaf:lance-shaped; narrowing toward the stem, not clasping, 3/4"-2 3/4" long
Habitat: disturbed sites

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