Wildflowers of New York

Garlic Mustard

A photographic collection and brief reference to help identify Wildflowers found in New York

Garlic Mustard
- Alliaria petiolata

Mustard Family

Naturalized alien - invasive
It can dominate the under story of woodlands, reducing the biodiversity that once was there. A single plant can produce thousands of seed that can remain viable for about 12 years. There is almost nothing that will eat it in the wild so it can run rampant. So get out there

One of the oldest known spices used in Europe dating back about 6,000 years. Garlic Mustard was introduced in North America as a culinary herb in the 1860s. It is/was also used as a medicinal herb.

Found: Woodland, wood edges, garden weed
Height: 1 - 3 feet
April - June bloom time

Garlic Mustard


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