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  1. Gypsophila, genus Gypsophila(noun)

    Mediterranean herbs having small white or pink flowers

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  1. gypsophila(Noun)

    Any of many flowering plants, of the genus Gypsophila, that have a profusion of small pink or white flowers

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  1. Gypsophila

    Gypsophila —is a genus of about 100 species of flowering plants in the family Caryophyllaceae, native to Europe, Asia and north Africa. Many species are found on calcium-rich soils, including gypsum, hence the name of the genus. Its botanical name means "lover of chalk", which is accurate in describing the type of soil in which this plant grows. G. paniculata is well-known for its airy, cloud-like panicles of tiny white flowers, much used in flower arranging. They are herbaceous annual and perennial plants growing to 5–120 cm tall. The leaves are opposite, linear to narrow triangular, often falcate, 1–7 cm long and 2–8 mm broad. The flowers are produced in large inflorescences, which may be either dense or open and lax; each flower is small, 3–10 mm diameter, with five white or pink petals.


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