Garlic Mustard

Name: Garlic Mustard

Scientific name: Alliaria petiolata

Category: Flowers

Nature Stars: 20

What are nature stars?

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


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