Also called panicled baby's-breath and common gypsophila.

Part of family Caryophyllaceae.

The genus name Gypsophila means "chalk-loving", as it is often is found on dry, sandy, stony or chalky ("calcareous") soils.

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Uses by native peoples
(Ethnobotany database)

A friend says small clippings are the perfect companion to red roses.  But due to its tumbleweed behavior, baby's breath seeds are wind-dispersed, making it quite invasive in some dunes, hayfields and pastures, leading to prohibitions of this plant in some areas.

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