Garlic Mustard
Garlic MustardGarlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard

  • 4 petaled small flowers in button cluster
  • triangle to heart shaped toothed leaves
  • 1-3′
  • Very Invasive and harmful to understory plants

Flower Description

Non-native, invasive plant of fields and roadsides, introduced as a cooking herb by early settlers.  All parts Garlic scented, root similar to horseradish.  Very aggressive and pushes out native plants.

  • Button-like flower cluster in second year opens to cross shaped 1/4 in. white flowers (4 petals)
  • Triangular to Heart Shaped, coarsely toothed leaves
  • 1-3′
  • Mustard Family
  • Seeds prolifically and seeds are viable for a long period.  Pulling before they go to seed is only way to eliminate them.  Debris must not be put in compost or will propagate.

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