Definition of Jack-by-the-hedge in English:



  • A white-flowered European plant of the cabbage family, which grows typically in hedgerows and has leaves that smell of garlic when crushed.

    Alliaria petiolata, family Cruciferae

    Also called hedge garlic
    • ‘Garlic Mustard, sometimes known as Jack-by-the-Hedge, is a common perennial. It is often found in hedgerows and likes damp woodland.’
    • ‘Jack-by-the-Hedge is easily spotted because it grows in large groups, producing a bed of bright white flowers. The leaves vary in shape - many are kidney-shaped or heart-shaped.’