SCIENTIFIC NAME: Gypsophila paniculata
COMMON NAME(S): Baby's breath
FAMILY: CARYOPHYLLACEAE - Carnation family
HABITAT: Cut flower, cultivated landscapes
HEIGHT: To 4'
CHARACTERISTICS: Thin, wiry
LEAVES: Opposite, narrowly lance-shaped, 2-3" long
FLOWERS: Small, white or pink, but borne on showy, many-flowered, branched, airy stems
FLOWERING SEASON: Spring, summer and fall
ALLERGENIC PRINCIPLES: Unknown
ALLERGENIC PROPERTIES: Respiratory
COMMENTS: Floral workers have experienced occupational asthma upon exposure to this common cut flower.