baby's-breath, baby's-breath gypsophila, common baby's-breath, perennial baby's-breath
Etymology: Gypsophila: from "gypsum" and "to love"
Plants: perennial, 2"-16" tall, branched, hairless forb
Leaves: lance-shaped; narrowing toward the stem, not clasping, 3/4"-2 3/4" long
Flowers: white to pale red, 5-parted, 1/4" wide, on smooth stalk; inflorescence many, branched clusters (cyme); blooms July-Aug.
Habitat: disturbed sites
Invasiveness: Invasive - Eradicate!
Conservation Status: Introduced - escaped; ecologically invasive
Flora of North America: Flora of North America WIS DNR-Bureau of Endangered Resources: Detailed information on Wisconsin invasive species including decription, habitats, control methods USDA Plants Database: Federal Distribution and detailed information including photos