Ontario Weeds: Garlic mustard
Excerpt from Publication 505, Ontario Weeds,
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Name: Garlic mustard, Alliaria
petiolata (Bieb.) Cavara & Grande,
Garlic mustard. A. Rosette. B. Plant just beginning to flower. C. Top of older plant with many seedpods.
Stems & Roots: Stems up to
1m (40in.) tall, simple or little branched, smooth or with a
few simple hairs
Similar Species: Mature plants are distinguished from Wild mustard by their seedpods being more slender and having a slender beak that is never broad or flattened, and never containing an additional seed or two, and in some plants of Garlic mustard the lowermost 1-3 flowers or seedpods may be in the axils of small leaves, a characteristic it shares only with Dog mustard.
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