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Observed: 28th June 2013 By: thebeeskneesthebeesknees’s reputation in Plantsthebeesknees’s reputation in Plants
Species interactions

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Species with which Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) interacts


thebeesknees's picture

Thank you for your ID

Much appreciated


lavateraguy's picture

I was beaten to the ID ...

... while trying (and failing) to find a way of explaining why it's Alliaria petiolata, rather than Tussilago farfara.

The best I can offer is that the latter has more angular leaves.

chrisbrooks's picture

Other posting

If you look at this posting and look at the leaf edges you can see the differences in shape.

Rachy Ramone's picture

At this stage...

... Alliaria petiola (love the way that rolls off the tongue) often has wiry black stems under those umbrella-like leaves, whereas Tussilago tend to be shorter, and green.

That's my non-botanical contribution.

Oh, and if you bruise (crumple) the leaves, this one smells seriously unpleasant, ie garlicky.

Rachy Ramone

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