Calflora
Taxon  Report   9536 
Gypsophila paniculata  L.
Baby's breath
Gypsophila paniculata
© 2015 Barry Breckling
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Gypsophila paniculata
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Gypsophila paniculata
© 2001 CDFA
Gypsophila paniculata, a dicot, is a perennial herb that is not native to California; it was introduced from elsewhere and naturalized in the wild. There is a high risk of this plant becoming invasive in California according to Cal-IPC.

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Plant Characteristics
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Gypsophila paniculata
© 2010 Barry Breckling
Family: CARYOPHYLLACEAE  
Genus: Gypsophila
Toxicity: DERMATITIS   [California Poison Control System 2010]    
Distribution by County 

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Name Status:
Accepted by JEF + PLANTS + JM93
Alternate Names:
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ICPN + PLANTS: Gypsophila paniculata var. paniculata
More information about  Gypsophila paniculata
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Jepson eFlora

Records from the Consortium of California Herbaria

USDA PLANTS Profile (GYPA)

Search efloras.org (Flora of North America)

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Suggested Citation
Calflora: Information on California plants for education, research and conservation,
with data contributed by public and private institutions and individuals, including the Consortium of California Herbaria.
[web application]. 2018. Berkeley, California: The Calflora Database [a non-profit organization].
Available: http://www.calflora.org/   (Accessed: Jun 24, 2018).

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