Gypsophila paniculata (Baby's Breath, Common gypsophila) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-115180 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

last updated: 26 Sep 2019
Organism information
Gypsophila paniculata
Kingdom Plantae
Phylum Spermatophyta
Class Magnoliopsida
Order Caryophyllidae
Family Caryophyllacea
Genus Gypsophila
Species Gypsophila paniculata
  • Baby's Breath
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  • Common gypsophila
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Ornamentals
Domesticated
Characteristics related to biosafety
Central and Eastern Europe
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Its natural habitat is on the steppes in dry, sandy and stony places, often on calcareous soils.
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Central and Eastern Europe to Central and Western Asia.

In North America, the flower is considered an invasive weed species to native grasslands and open habitats, especially around the Great Lakes and the Pacific Northwest.
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  • Ornamental
Additional Information
Gypsophila paniculata is a perennial herb that is cultivated as a cut flower.

Listed as a weed in Manitoba, Canada, as well as California and Washington, United States.
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