University of Maryland Extension

Garlic mustard

Garlic mustard *
Alliaria petiolata

garlic mustard

(More lawn weeds)  (Control Options)  (General Weed Gallery)

Life cycle: Biennial invasive prefers shady forest and floodplain.
Growth habit: Round to kidney-shaped leaves in rosettes the first year. Following spring, forms erect 1- to 4-ft. shoots with more
triangular leaves, and begins flowering and dies by summer. Terminal spikes of white,
4-petaled flowers.
Reproduction: Mustard-like seeds in long, slender, upright capsules.
Control: (PDF) HG88 - Invasive Plant Control in Maryland
National Park Service publication:    Weeds Gone Wild - Garlic mustard

Resource: Herbaceous Invasives Control

Recipes: (PDF) Garlic Mustard Recipes


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