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Terrible 10 - Garlic Mustard​


Garlic Mustard

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

  • Found in open woodlands, in wet or dry, sunny or densely shady areas. Tolerates poor soil.
  • A self-fertile biennial, it seeds profusely, establishing dense stands that quickly replace native species. It also emits a chemical that prevents other seeds from germinating in its vicinity.
  • Edible by humans but not by wildlife, so impact on forest ecology is severe.
  • Introduced from Europe as a food plant.

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