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Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
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Family: Brassicaceae (Mustard)
Height: 1 to 2 ft.
Blooms: April to June
Leaf Type: toothed
Bloom Size: 0.25 in. (typical)
Flower Description: Flat or rounded clusters, Regular blooms, 4 parts
Location: Montour Trail
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Garlic Mustard may be easily confused with:
- Sweet Cicely
Sweet cicely has five petals; garlic mustard has four. Leave of sweet cicely is divided; garlic mustard is not.
We started out as wildflowers from the bicycle trails of western Pennsylvania, but we've grown!
Meyer, Joseph E. (1918). The Herbalist and Herb Doctor. Hammond, Ind.: Indiana Herb Gardens. 400 pp.