OF THE CAROLINAS & GEORGIA

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

WEAKLEY'S FLORA (11/30/12):
Alliaria petiolata   FAMILY Brassicaceae   NEW! Click to go to FSUS key


SYNONYMOUS WITH PLANTS NATIONAL DATABASE:
Alliaria petiolata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

SYNONYMOUS WITH VASCULAR FLORA OF THE CAROLINAS (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 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


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image of Alliaria petiolata, Garlic Mustard, Hedge Garlic

USDA-NRCS PLANTS Database / Britton, N.L., and A. Brown. 1913    pnd_alal8_001_lvd

        

image of Alliaria petiolata, Garlic Mustard, Hedge Garlic

JK Marlow    jkm140421_532

April    Buncombe County    NC

Botanical Gardens at Asheville

Terminal tight clusters of small white flowers, opening progressing upward, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.

image of Alliaria petiolata, Garlic Mustard, Hedge Garlic

JK Marlow    jkm070519_086

May    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Now a noxious weed in northeastern US, invading undisturbed moist forests, per Weakley's Flora.

image of Alliaria petiolata, Garlic Mustard, Hedge Garlic

JK Marlow    jkm070519_089

May    Avery County    NC

Blue Ridge Parkway

Leaves heart-shaped to triangular with coarse teeth and a garlic-like odor, per Wildflowers of the Southern Mountains.

image of Alliaria petiolata, Garlic Mustard, Hedge Garlic

JK Marlow    jkm150605_139

June    Watauga County    NC

Glen Burnie Trail

Fruit 4-sided, erect to ascending pods, initially resembling stem branches, per Nonnative Invasive Plants of Southern Forests.

image of Alliaria petiolata, Garlic Mustard, Hedge Garlic

JK Marlow    jkm150605_141

June    Watauga County    NC

Glen Burnie Trail

 

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 (Radford, Ahles, & Bell, 1968) 088-13-001:
Alliaria petiolata   FAMILY Brassicaceae

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

 

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48

Forb
Winter annual/Biennial

Non-native: Europe

Habitat: 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:

 

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

 

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