Gypsophila muralis (annual gypsophila, cushion baby's-breath, low baby's-breath) is an annual plant of the Caryophyllaceae family, principally native to Europe except the British Isles. It can be also found in Central Asia, Turkey, the Caucasus, and Siberia.
It is an annual,<ref name=Magnolio>Flora of North America Editorial Committee (editors)Template:Google books</ref> with erect glabrous (non hairy) stems. It grows up to Template:Convert tall, with linear shaped leaves. It blooms between summer and fall, with pink or very occasionally white flowers, which are Template:Convert across. Later it has fruit capsules, which are ovoid or ellipsoid,<ref name="efloras">Template:Cite web</ref> inside are snail-shaped seeds.<ref name=Magnolio/>
It was once confused with Petrorhagia saxifraga' (L) Link.<ref name=Magnolio/>
Distribution and habitat
It is found in Asia, within Kazakhstan, Uzbekistan, Siberia and Pakistan. In eastern Europe, it is found within Belarus, Estonia, Latvia, Lithuania and Ukraine. In middle Europe, it is in Austria, Belgium, the Czech Republic, Germany, Hungary, the Netherlands, Poland, Slovakia and Switzerland. In northern Europe, in Finland and Sweden. In southeastern Europe, within Bosnia and Herzegovina, Bulgaria, Croatia, Greece, Italy, Macedonia, Romania, Serbia, Slovenia and Turkey. Lastly, it is found in southwestern Europe, it is found in France and Spain.<ref name="Grin"/>
It has naturalized in many parts of Asia, including China and Japan, as well as parts of North America, from Canada (Ontario and Quebec) and in the United States (within Connecticut, District of Columbia, Indiana, Maine, Massachusetts, Michigan, New Hampshire, New Jersey, New York, Pennsylvania, Rhode Island, South Dakota, Vermont and Wisconsin).<ref name="Grin"/>
Grows on non-calcerous soils in eastern North America.<ref name=Magnolio/>