Baby's breath (Gypsophila paniculata
)is a perennial herb which is commonly used as an ornamental in flower arrangements and bouquets. It produces many tiny white flowers from late June to late August. G. paniculata
can produce 10,000 or more seeds, which are spread when the branches dry, break off and are moved in the wind similar to Russian thistle and kochia (Kochia scoparia)
. It has a deep taproot which allows it to withstand drought and poor soil conditions; this also makes the plant difficult to remove once its established.
is a contact-dermatitis causing plant that can irritate horses' skin and cause a painful contact dermatitis