garlic mustard

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garlic mustard

n.
A Eurasian plant (Alliaria petiolata) in the mustard family, having small white flowers and an odor of garlic and commonly occurring as a weed in North America.
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garlic mustard

n
(Plants) a plant, Alliaria petiolata, of N temperate regions, with small white flowers and an odour of garlic: family Brassicaceae (crucifers). Also called: jack-by-the-hedge or hedge garlic
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Noun1.garlic mustard - European herb that smells like garlicgarlic mustard - European herb that smells like garlic
crucifer, cruciferous plant - any of various plants of the family Cruciferae
Alliaria, genus Alliaria - a genus of herbs of the family Cruciferae; have broad leaves and white flowers and long siliques
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Some species, such as the invasive Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard), show no evidence of AM colonization and can even suppress native plant growth by releasing antifungal phytochemicals that kill mycorrhizal fungi in other species (Stinson et al, 2006; Castellano and Gorchov, 2012).
While most were innocuous, common or abundant problematic species included Lonicera spp., Alliaria petiolata, Clematis terniflora, and Humulus japonicus.
Several species of invasive alien plants including amur honeysuckle (loniceramackeii), winter creeper (euonymous fortunei) and garlic mustard (alliaria petiolata) had become quite numerous at a nature preserve, Bender Mountain, in Hamilton County, Ohio.
Berros (Cardamine bonariensis Persoon); dentro del encierro, se encontraban ya establecidas plantas de Aliarida (Alliaria petiolata) y Bolsa de poeta (Capsella bursa-pastoris).
There was mushroom and a wild primrose flower together with wild "Jack by the hedge" leaves, the garlicky alliaria petiolata, foraged straight from the hedgerows around the pub.
The silicate remains of garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata) along with animal and fish residues were discovered through microfossil analysis of carbonised food deposits from pots found at sites in Denmark and Germany.
The most notable of these aggressive species affecting Sand Ridge State Forest are: Alliaria petiolata (garlic mustard), Elaeagnus umbellata (autumn olive).