Plant ID forum: Baby's Breath (Gypsophila elegans)

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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
May 29, 2015 5:39 PM CST
blooming now from a wildflower mix I sowed early this spring. It is small (about 6"), has a tiny white flower, a thin stem, and extremely small leaves as well--in fact, it is hard to tell the leaves are even there! they sort of lie flat against the stem, and aren't really visible in this photo.

Looking at the list of seeds in the wildflower packet, is it possible it's Gypsophila elegans?

Thumb of 2015-05-29/Catmint20906/84e124

thanks!
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bamira
Jun 26, 2015 3:28 AM CST
http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Cerastium/ I tip my hat to you.
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plantladylin
Jun 26, 2015 6:23 AM CST
Your photo is a bit blurry but the bloom does resemble Baby's Breath (Gypsophila elegans)

Another image for comparison: http://www.bing.com/images/search?q=gypsophila+elegans&view=...
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Name: Catmint/Robin
Maryland (Zone 7a)
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Catmint20906
Jun 26, 2015 6:50 AM CST
thanks, Lin--yes, that is definitely it! Thumbs up It's been difficult to get a good photo because my camera has trouble focusing on tiny blossoms Thumbs down but I'm pretty sure now. Plus it keeps popping up in all the places I sowed the wildflower seeds Big Grin so I know it was something in those packets, and this is the only good candidate.
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