West Highland Flora

Garlic Mustard


Alliaria petiolata

 

Alliaria petiolata

Photo Carl Farmer
(8 May 2004 Inverness)

Scarce in Argyll, very rare elsewhere.  Common in much of Britain.  Shady roadsides etc.

Flower diameter c 5-7 mm

ID: Large inverted-heart-shaped leaves with large teeth, smelling of garlic when rubbed, small white flowers.

Other features: Stem usually unbranched, base-leaves and lower stem-leaves long-stalked.  Long pods on short (c 5 mm) thick stalks, curving upwards.  Herbaceous part is biennial, new shoots arise through buds on roots.

 

Alliaria petiolata

Photo Carl Farmer
(8 May 2004 Inverness)

  Alliaria petiolata

Photo Carl Farmer
16 Sep 2001 Broadford, Skye

 

Alliaria petiolata

Photo Carl Farmer
(12 Jun 2002 Berwick-upon-Tweed)

  Alliaria petiolata

Photo Carl Farmer
(12 Jun 2002 Berwick-upon-Tweed)


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