Gypsophila trichotoma Wend.
PROTECTED species in Bulgaria.
The species is listed in the Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria to the category "Endangered" [Antoaneta Petrova, 2015 in: Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria].
Perennial plant. Stems ascending at base, branched, 50–100 cm long, glabrous or pubescent. Leaves opposite, ovoid, 3–7 × 1–3.5 cm, glandular-pubescent, with 3–5 veins, ciliate. Inflorescences lax branched panicles with firm branches. Flowers small, petals 5.5–6 mm long, white, pale pink, sometimes red. Fruit a rounded capsule, 3–4 mm. Flowering August-September. Insect pollination. Reproduction by seeds [Antoaneta Petrova, 2015 in: Red Data Book of the Republic of Bulgaria].
In the next floristc regions: North-Eastern Bulgaria and The Black Sea coast; up to 100 m [Assyov, B., A. Petrova, D. Dimitrov & R. Vassilev. 2012. Conspectus of the vascular flora of Bulgaria. Sofia, Bulgarian biodiversity foundation].
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