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|Family: Caryophyllaceae||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
|Genus: Gypsophila||View Description||Dichotomous Key|
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Gypsophila elegans M. Bieb.
Habit: Annual, biennial 15--50 cm; taproot slender. Leaf: blade 2--5 mm wide, +- lance-linear. Inflorescence: +- open; flowers +- few; pedicels glabrous. Flower: calyx 3--5 mm, glabrous; petals 2--5 × calyx, white to pink, veins purple. Chromosomes: 2n=34.
Ecology: Open pine/fir forest, roadsides; Elevation: < 2500 m. Bioregional Distribution: c SNH (Mammoth Lakes), GV, WTR; Distribution Outside California: +- North America; native to southwestern Europe, southeastern Asia. Flowering Time: Summer--early fall Note: Source in California may have been plantings for soil stabilization.
Synonyms: Gypsophila elegans M. Bieb. var. elegans
eFlora Treatment Author: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler
Jepson Online Interchange
Previous taxon: Gypsophila
Next taxon: Gypsophila paniculata
Citation for this treatment: Ronald L. Hartman & Richard K. Rabeler 2016. Gypsophila elegans, in Jepson Flora Project (eds.) Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/cgi-bin/get_IJM.pl?tid=27443, accessed on May 25, 2016.
Citation for the whole project: Jepson Flora Project (eds.) 2016. Jepson eFlora, http://ucjeps.berkeley.edu/IJM.html, accessed on May 25, 2016.