One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A European mustard plant with medicinal and culinary uses that is also an aggressive woodland invader in most of the eastern US.
Alliaria petiolata, family Brassicaceae
- ‘Not all portions or habitats of the reserve, such as deciduous floodplain forest, had been invaded by garlic mustard at the time of this study.’
- ‘Continuous removal of garlic mustard over 3 years led to more garlic mustard recruitment but also more native annuals (particularly Impatiens capensis) and tree seedlings.’
- ‘The invasion of garlic mustard has emerged as another threat in recent years, and the potential effects of modern global warming are yet another concern.’
- ‘He sees tree of heaven and Japanese barberry, garlic mustard and stilt grass invading the heart of the forest.’
- ‘We reared 30 offspring from each female in sib-groups of five in plastic cups containing garlic mustard leaves to minimize the effect of variation of larval host-plant quality.’
- ‘To that end, we are taken out to a meadow overgrown with heavy grasses, garlic mustard, and wild burdock, a place known as Vole City for its large population of small rodents.’
- ‘Although preferring the dainty white florets of garlic mustard, they occasionally sample a bluebell or two.’
- ‘They found that taller garlic mustard plants also produce more seeds and fruits.’
- ‘The invasive biennial garlic mustard utilizes both of these strategies by maintaining a basal rosette during fall, winter, and early spring.’
- ‘A cool-season biennial, garlic mustard stays green all winter; a rapid colonizer, it can grow during every maw.’
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