Tag: Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard

This interesting wildflower was found at Fletcher Park on 20 & 21 April 2013. Garlic Mustard [Alliaria petiolata or Alliaria officinalis] has coarsely-toothed leaves with small 4-petal, white flowers. It is a member of the Mustard (Brassicaceae) family. Newcomb’s Wildflower Guide, pages 138-139, says the “leaves smell of garlic when crushed.” USDA Plant Listing:https://plants.usda.gov/home/plantProfile?symbol=ALPE4