babysbreath USDA PLANTS Symbol: GYPA
U.S. Nativity: Exotic
Habit: Forbs/Herbs
Gypsophila paniculata L.

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Taxonomic Rank: Magnoliopsida: Caryophyllales: Caryophyllaceae
Synonym(s): babysbreath gypsophila, baby's breath, babysbreath, bachelor's button, perfoliate baby'sbreath
Native Range: Cent. & East. Europe to cent. Asia (BAIL);

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Steve Dewey, Utah State University,
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Flower(s); The 'Garden Bride' type of the ornamental flower Gypsophila muralis.
Howard F. Schwartz, Colorado State University,
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Steve Dewey, Utah State University,
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Joseph M. DiTomaso, University of California - Davis,
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EDDMapS Distribution:
This map is incomplete and is based only on current site and county level reports made by experts and records obtained from USDA Plants Database. For more information, visit

State(s) Where Reported invasive.
Based on state level agency and organization lists of invasive plants from WeedUS database.

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U.S. National Parks where reported invasive:
Rocky Mountains National Park (Colorado)

Invasive Listing Sources:
City of Ann Arbor Michigan Parks and Recreation
Faith Campbell, 1998
Hoffman, R. & K. Kearns, Eds. 1997. Wisconsin manual of control recommendations for ecologically invasive plants. Wisconsin Dept. Natural Resources, Bureau of Endangered Resources. Madison, Wisconsin. 102pp.
Jil M. Swearingen, Survey of invasive plants occurring on National Park Service lands, 2000-2007
John Randall, The Nature Conservancy, Survey of TNC Preserves, 1995.
Pacific Northwest Exotic Pest Plant Council, 1998