Also called garlic root, hedge garlic, penny hedge, Jack-by-the-hedge, Jack-in-the-bush, sauce-alone and poor man's mustard.

Native to 🇪🇺 Europe, northern Africa, and western and central Asia.  It was brought to North America by European settlers, who used it as a "pot herb" or green in stews, early in the growing season, when it is the only green available.  Later, it escaped into the wild, and people forgot how to cook with it.  Recently, some are rediscovering how to do so.  This author has tasted a pesto made in the local 🏫︎ Middle School—very tasty.  recipes story and recipe

In areas where GM is invasive, garlic mustard inhibits the growth of a fungus required by most native plants, resulting in a garlic mustard desert.  GM does this by producing and releasing the allelopathic chemical benzyl isothiocyanate (BITC) , which inhibits the growth of ectomycorrhizal fungi , required by the native plants' roots, via a symbiotic relationship . Invasive > learn+quiz Invasive > Global Invasive > in USA+Canada Invasive > report it! Invasive > in USFS Invasive > in Michigan inv. trading card inv. identification cards

For kids!  This plant described in invasive species placemat series (print "Shrink oversized pages" or "Poster" or on 17"x11" paper).

Learn more about garlic mustard Alliaria petiolata

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