Wild Flowers Of Strathclyde Park


Garlic Mustard
Alliaria petiolata
of the Cabbage family
a biennial
60-120 mm high
blooms April-June
likes cultivated, waste and bare ground, hedgerows, open woodland
can be seen in the hedgerows close to the Pond

This plant, also known as Hedge Garlic, is so-called because its crushed leaves bear the unmistakable smell of garlic. In some areas it is called Poor Man's Mustard. The leaves can be used for flavouring and sauces with salad and meat dishes