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Tall Baby's-breath - Gypsophila paniculata
Other Names:  Common Gypsophila, Panicled Baby's-breath

Non-native Species

Global Rank: GNR
State Rank: SNA
C-value: 0

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General Description
Plants glabrous and glaucous. Stems 40–90 cm. Leaves linear-lanceolate, 2–5 cm long,1-veined. Flowers: calyx 1–2 mm long; petals white, 2–3 mm long. Capsule smaller than the calyx (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Species Range
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Range Comments
Grasslands (especially west of the Continental Divide), fields, roadsides; plains, valleys (Lesica et al. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. BRIT Press. Fort Worth, TX).

Observations in Montana Natural Heritage Program Database
Number of Observations: 1493

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  • Literature Cited AboveLegend:   View Online Publication
    • Lesica, P., M.T. Lavin, and P.F. Stickney. 2012. Manual of Montana Vascular Plants. Fort Worth, TX: BRIT Press. viii + 771 p.
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