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

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Catmint20906
Jun 2, 2015 6:15 PM CST
does anyone know what this white wildflower is? Its stems are so thin it's been difficult to photograph because they kind of blend in with the other plants, but it's been producing more and more white blossoms. Would be nice to know what it is!

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bamira
Jun 2, 2015 6:43 PM CST
It's some of the Stellaria
https://www.google.cz/search?q=plevele&biw=1252&bih=602&sour...
http://garden.org/plants/browse/plants/genus/Stellaria/
It is a lot of species Whistling
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 2, 2015 6:59 PM CST
thanks, Stefan! Thank You! Thumbs up yes, it is a lot of species, that's for sure! Sticking tongue out
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Catmint20906
Jun 3, 2015 5:06 PM CST
I'm wondering if it is baby's breath, Gypsophila elegans?
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bamira
Jun 3, 2015 5:22 PM CST
Catmint20906 said:I'm wondering if it is baby's breath, Gypsophila elegans?

It is possible, the flower is wrong to see
Stellaria - It has soft, finely hairy leaves
Gypsophila - It has a smooth, tougher leaves, the stem and leaves are somewhat similar to Dianthus - joints are easy to break, the color of the leaves is a little gray

Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 3, 2015 6:00 PM CST
Maybe there are different kinds of Gypsophila? (2nd photo is from a google image search)


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bamira
Jun 3, 2015 6:15 PM CST
the young plant is not so dense, must grow, system roots, ...
USDA 12 species http://plants.usda.gov/java/ClassificationServlet?source=pro...
WIKI cca 60 http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Gypsophila
catalogue of life cca 180 http://www.catalogueoflife.org/col/search/all/key/Gypsophila...
plus cultivars Rolling on the floor laughing
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Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 3, 2015 6:28 PM CST
Yes, mine is pretty thin and sad looking next to the gorgeous display in the photo--seems to work out that way a lot! nodding Thank You!
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bamira
Jun 3, 2015 6:34 PM CST
http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/Gypsophila Rolling my eyes.
Name: Catmint/Robin
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Catmint20906
Jun 3, 2015 6:38 PM CST
I had no idea there were so many varieties of it!
I'm pretty sure what I have is the G. elegans because it is listed in a packet of wildflower seed that I sowed. Whistling It didn't look like my mental image of what's 'baby breath' should look like, but now I realize there are so many different kinds, and I was thinking of the kind the florists use! *Blush*
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bamira
Jun 3, 2015 6:58 PM CST
of the larger the most common are elegans and paniculata,
elegans - funnel bloom
paniculata - flat Daisy bloom

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