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Garlic Mustard - Alliaria petiolata

A plant that flowers the second year. Young leaves taste of both garlic and mustard giving the english name. The seeds are one of the earliest known spices dating back to 4000BCE. This species has been introduced to North America by earlier settlers.

Common Names

  • Garlic Mustard (en)
  • Hierba del ajo (es)
  • Herbe à ail (fr)
  • Knoblauchsrauke (de)

Taxonomy

  • Brassicales
  • Brassicaceae
  • Alliaria petiolata

Where & When to Spot

I usually see this flower in forests forming large patches.

How to Identify

When flowering, the plant is grown high and thin. Identified by its color white and the small four symmetrical petals of the flower, bundled together with other flowers.

Photos

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Arrangement of small white flowers

Belvédère Outremont, Montreal - 2022-05-14

NIKON Z 6; 105mm f/2.8; Focal Length 105mm; Exposure 1/1250; Aperture f/11; Iso 5600;

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Park Angrignon, Montreal - 2017-05-21

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di Macro VC USD F017N; Focal Length 90mm; Exposure 1/640; Aperture f3.5; Iso 360;

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

Park Pointe aux Prairies - 2017-05-13

NIKON D500; TAMRON SP 90mm F2.8 Di Macro VC USD F017N; Focal Length 90mm; Exposure 1/320; Aperture f4.5; Iso 100;

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