Native & Naturalized Plants of the Carolinas & Georgia


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Forb
Winter annual/Biennial

Non-native: Europe
Documented growing wild in GA NC -

Common (rare in GA & NC)

Look for it in moist forests in bottomlands and on slopes, per Weakley's Flora

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INVASIVE

This plant is causing problems in natural areas outside its native range, according to authorities such as:

Alabama Invasive Plant Council, 2012
Georgia Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2006
Kentucky Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2013
Mid-Atlantic Exotic Pest Plant Council
NC Botanical Garden
NC Department of Transportation
SC Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2014
Tennessee Exotic Pest Plant Council, 2009
US Fish & Wildlife Service
US Forest Service Southern Research Station
Virginia Department of Conservation and Recreation, 2014

 

...Moist

LEAVES:
Simple
Alternate, reduced upward

FLOWER:
Spring/Summer
White
Bisexual
Radially symmetrical
4 sepals
4 petals
6 stamens slightly tetradynamous (2 short, 4 long)

FRUIT:
Spring/Summer
Silique

 

TO LEARN MORE about this plant, look it up in a good book!



Spermatophytes (seed plants): Angiosperms (flowering plants): Eudicots: Core Eudicots: Rosids: Malvids: Brassicales

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Alliaria petiolata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Alliaria petiolata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (1968) 088-13-001:
Alliaria petiolata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH Britton & Brown Illus Flora of Northeast US & adjacent Canada (Gleason, 1952)
Alliaria officinalis

 

COMMON NAME:
Garlic Mustard, Hedge Garlic