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Connecticut Plants
Garlic Mustard (Garlic Mustard)
Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cavara & Grande

Garlic mustard was introduced from Europe. In this country, it is a terrible weed -- it grows in thick clumps that crowd out native plants. More on the garlic mustard threat from the Plant Conservation Alliance and from Invasive Plant Atlas of New England.

  • Family: mustard (Brassicaceae)
  • Habitat: moist woods, waste places, gardens
  • Height: 2-3 feet
  • Flower size: 3/8 inch across
  • Flower color: white
  • Flowering time: April to June
  • Origin: Europe
Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cavara & Grande
Alliaria petiolata (Bieb.) Cavara & Grande