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.

Native to central and eastern 🇪🇺 Europe.   🗺 Map by county (🇺🇸 USA-48) (color key).   Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > 🌐︎ various Invasive > 🇨🇦 🇺🇸 Canada+USA Invasive > report it! Invasive > 🇺🇸 USA Invasive > Michigan

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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