Saturday, May 8, 2010

Garlic Mustard

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) is also blooming at this time of year. A very invasive weed it is on the noxious weed list in many states because it crowds out native species and has no natural predators (deer rarely eat it) to help keep it controlled. In the same family as Mustard, it is an edible weed with a mild garlic flavor to it. It spreads by seed so clipping it off and not allowing it to flower and then seed is a decent way to control it. Add it to your salads or your compost bin.

1 comment:

betsy S said...

I found this weed in my yard this spring. I, of course, didn't know what it was until I read your blog. Thanks for the info - I definitely pulled it up!