Name: Babysbreath, (Gypsophila
Old-fashioned Baby's Breath, Tall
Has a woody root system. The roots can grow to 13 feet deep. (2)
Linear, opposite leaves, grows to 3/4 to 4 in. long. (2) (1)
Shell-pink, white, purple-blushed single flowers. The flowers are
light single or doubled dried flowers. The width is 1/16 to
1/8in. The fruit is a small capsule that holds 2 to 5 seeds. (3)
Stems grow to 1m. The hairless stems grow from the base. (2)
Cross pollination and germination. The flowers are pollinated by
insects. The flowers have female and male organs.
Reproduces by seeds. (8) (5)
It is found in open fields where it is lightly grazed, roadside
ditches, hay fields, and abandond fields. (3) (2) Butte, Montana
has quite a bit of the plant growing in waste areas through out
town. Much of it is harvested each fall for flower
arraingements. (Mr. Breitenfeldt,
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The plants can be reduced by mowing , clipping or heavy grazing.
Heavy grazing lowers the growth of mature plants and prevents
By: Kelsey Cronan,
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