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Garlic Mustard?

Observed: 17th April 2011 By: orangehooforangehoof’s reputation in Plantsorangehoof’s reputation in Plantsorangehoof’s reputation in Plants
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Description:

Tall plant, about 100cm. Flowers about 10mm across. Looks very like Garlic Mustard but definitely doesn't smell of garlic when crushed.....

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Species with which Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) interacts

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anonymous spotter's picture

An alternative name -

Is jack-by-the-hedge, where "jack" is a corruption of "jakes" (jacques) - i.e. a latrine. The odour is pungent, which was probably good enough to call it after what was regarded as a French ingredient.

orangehoof's picture

:-)

:-)