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Garlic Mustard
Alliaria petiolata

Garlic mustard was introduced from Europe. In this country, it is a terrible weed -- it grows in thick clumps that crowd out native plants. More on the garlic mustard threat from the Plant Conservation Alliance and from Invasive Plant Atlas of New England.

• Family: Mustard (Brassicaceae)
• Habitat: moist woods, waste places, gardens
• Height: 2-3 feet
• Flower size: 3/8 inch across
• Flower color: white
• Flowering time: April to June
• Origin: Europe

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Last updated June 20, 2006. © 2005 Connecticut Botanical Society. All rights reserved.