Our species are native from central Asia to eastern or central Europe, and are here escaped from cultivation. The petals are white to roseate.

1. Pedicels and calyces glandular-pubescent; largest leaves (except on depauperate stems) usually at least 1 cm broad.

G. scorzonerifolia

1. Pedicels and calyces glabrous; largest leaves less than 1 cm broad.

2. Calyx 1–2.1 mm long; perennial 5–8 dm or more tall, from a woody base surmounting a thick root.

G. paniculata

2. Calyx ca. 2.3–4 mm long; annual up to 6 dm tall, from a slender tap root.

3. Leaves usually ca. 4–7 mm wide; lowermost internodes glabrous.

G. elegans

3. Leaves less than 3 mm wide; lowermost internodes minutely pubescent.

G. muralis

All species found in Gypsophila

Gypsophila elegansBABY'S BREATH 
Gypsophila muralisBABY'S BREATH 
Gypsophila paniculataBABY'S BREATH 
Gypsophila scorzonerifoliaBABY'S BREATH 


MICHIGAN FLORA ONLINE. A. A. Reznicek, E. G. Voss, & B. S. Walters. February 2011. University of Michigan. Web. September 27, 2022.