Gypsophila paniculata L.
Common Name: BABY'S BREATH
Coefficient of Conservatism: *
Coefficient of Wetness: 5
Wetness Index: UPL
Physiognomy: Ad P-Forb

Sandy roadsides, fields, and shores; ditches and railroad embankments; often abundant where found. First collected in 1913 in Emmet Co.

The large dome-shaped or tumbleweed-like plants, much-branched and bushy, covered with tiny flowers, are a familiar sight in many disturbed areas. Especially aggressive on dunes, where it may be a major threat.

Locations

Antrim County
Benzie County
Cheboygan County
Crawford County
Emmet County
Grand Traverse County
Houghton County
Jackson County
Kent County
Lake County
Leelanau County
Lenawee County
Luce County
Macomb County
Mason County
Newaygo County
Oakland County
Presque Isle County
Schoolcraft County
Shiawassee County
Washtenaw County
Wayne County
Wexford County

Citation:

MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. December 11, 2017. http://michiganflora.net/species.aspx?id=755.