Above: Garlic Mustard by Duck Pond in Madison, Wisconsin. (5/24/20).
Garlic Mustard - Alliaria petiolata INVASIVE - RESTRICTED
Garlic Mustard is one of the most threatening of invasive plants because it can thrive in our natural woodlands and essentially eliminate our native wild flowers. Garlic Mustard invades high quality upland and floodplain forests and savannas, as well as disturbed areas, such as yards and roadsides.
Other names include: "Get-rid-of-it," "Damn-that-weed" and "That-bad-weed-is-back."
The genus name Alliaria, "resembling Allium", refers to the garlic-like odor of the crushed foliage.
Above: Garlic Mustard in woods by Sycamore Tree on Arbor Drive in Madison, Wisconsin on May 24, 2020.
For more information on Garlic Mustard, visit Wikipedia.
Or, visit the Wisconsin Horticulture Division of Extension website page about Garlic Mustard.
Or, visit the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources website page about Garlic Mustard.
Above: Garlic Mustard by Duck Pond on May 13, 2020.
Above: Garlic Mustard by Duck Pond on May 16, 2020.