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Gypsophila

(jĭpsŏf`ələ): see pinkpink,
common name for some members of the Caryophyllaceae, a family of small herbs found chiefly in north temperate zones (especially the Mediterranean area) but with several genera indigenous to south temperate zones and high altitudes of tropical mountains.
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Gypsophila

 

a genus of plants of the family Caryophyl-laceae. They are perennial or annual, often branched herbs (rarely small semishrubs) with small flowers. There are about 120 species in the temperate zone of the Old World and in Australia (one species). In the USSR there are about 70 species, growing mainly in the Caucasus and in Middle Asia. A widespread species, G. paniculata, forms spherical shrubs (tum-bleweed). The roots of this and several other species, contain up to 20 percent of saponins and are known as white soap root. They are used for washing wool and silk. The species G. elegans and G. paniculata are cultivated as ornamentals. The species G. areti-oides, growing in southern Transcaucasia, Turkmenia, and Iran, forms firm cushions up to 2 m in diameter and weighing up to 150 kg.

gypsophila

any caryophyllaceous plant of the mainly Eurasian genus Gypsophila, such as baby's-breath, having small white or pink flowers
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A couple of years ago, gypsophila (or million stars as we know it now) slowly trickled back into fashion in a soft vintage style, but this time around in a more subdued and subtle style - once again popular with brides and very costeffective.
No Plant Name Risk Criteria Category of Important Natural Habitat 1 Gypsophila graminifolia CR A1, A2 2 Paronychia saxatilis EN A1, A2 3 Astragalus uhlwormianus EN A1, A2 4 Centaurea poluninii EN A1, A2 5 Marrubium vanense EN A1,A2 6 Bellevalia rixi EN A1,A2 7 Carex iraquensis EN A1, B1 8 Elymus nodosus EN B1,B2 subsp.
flavum, Gypsophila paniculata, Geranium sanguineum, Plumbago larpentae (Schoute, 1935).
Wachowicz and Serrat (2006) found that Gypsophila paniculata plants cultivated without phosphorus did not form flower stems.
The variety of flowers included Acroclinium, Anchusa, Ageratum, Aster, Alyssum, Antirrhinum, Annual Chrysanthemum, Calendula, Candytuft, Corn Flower, Cineraria, Clarkia, Dianthus, Dimorphotheca, English Daisy, Gazania, Godetia, Gypsophila, Gamolepis, Helichrysum,.
This architecture differs from babblers in the genera Trichastoma, Kenopia, and Turdinus, which currently stand close to Robsonius in linear classifications, but is similar to that of Gypsophila and Napothera, which also build dome nests (Collar and Robson 2007).
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Six 12-foot real pine trees will be dusted with white dendrobium and gypsophila to give the appearance of snow.
Late Spring and Summer: Campanula, Nemophila, Eschscholzia, Clarkia, Gypsophila, Centaurea, Linum, Lavatera, Nigella, Limnanthes, Cosmos, Reseda, Phacelia, Coreopsis, Nepeta, Persicaria,
At the provisional stage, the court had to assess whether the variety "Blancanieves" of the species Gypsophila was a mutant of the variety "Dangypmini," as claimed by the holder of a Community plant certificate on the latter against the Netherlands-based holder of another Community plant certificate on the former.