Name: Garlic Mustard
Scientific name: Alliaria petiolata
Nature Stars: 20
About: Likes shady places, such as the edges of woods . It is over a metre tall and has small white flowers.
How to identify: The triangular and heart-shaped leaves are smooth and hairless. The small white flowers have four petals in the shape of a cross.
Where: Found throughout the UK and Ireland, very common in England and Wales
Fantastic fact: If you rub the leaves, your fingers will smell of garlic!
Photograph credit: Richard Burkmar