Baby's breath

(Gypsopila paniculata)

  • 12 - 18" tall andup to 16" wide
  • Blooms June to October
  • Flowers clustered, delicate, white or pink, 5-parted
  • Seed capsules egg-shaped, less than 1/10" and blackish
  • Leaves opposite, lance-shaped, hairy, 3/4 - 4" long
  • Roots up to 12' deep
  • Can disperse as a tumbleweed
  • Can cause allergic reactions including dermatitis, difficulty breathing, and sinus irritation

Known Distribution


There are few occurrences of this species documented in Colorado. View the knownNorth American Distribution Map.
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