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Common plant

Observed: 21st May 2011 By: Bill Carmichael
Common plant
Common plant 1
Description:

This is a very common plant growing in profusion this spring. I don't know the name and can't find it on wild flower identification sites.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Hedge Garlic (Alliaria petiolata) interacts

Comments

anonymous spotter's picture

Variously known -

as Garlic Mustard, Jack-by-the-Hedge ("Jack" meaning "jacques", an old Napoleonic-Wars period term for a latrine), and others.
When young, the leaves make a pungent mint-type sauce, or (as I learnt here) a type of pesto.

Bill Carmichael's picture

Hedge Garlic

Many thanks - I'm pretty sure you are right, having looked at other images of hedge garlic.
I didn't realise you could eat it - in pesto.
What a great website!

Bill Carmichael