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Garlic Mustard

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Garlic Mustard
Garlic mustard, flowers in May - Photo by Jody Shimp; Illinois Department of Natural Resources
Scientific Name: 
Alliaria petiolata (M. Bieb.) Cavara & Grande (ITIS)
Synonym: 
Alliaria officinalis Andrz. ex M. Bieb. (ITIS)
Common Name: 
Garlic mustard, hedge garlic, sauce-alone, jack-by-the-hedge, poor man's mustard, jack-in-the-bush, garlic root, garlicwort, mustard root
Native To: 
Europe (Munger 2001)
Date of U.S. Introduction: 
First discovered in 1868 (Munger 2001)
Means of Introduction: 
Cultivated for food and medicinal use (Cavers et al. 1979)
Impact: 
Crowds out native species (Munger 2001)

Distribution / Maps / Survey Status

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.
Provides state, county, point and GIS data. Maps can be downloaded and shared.
USDA. APHIS. Cooperative Agricultural Pest Survey. National Agricultural Pest Information System.

Images

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

Videos

Vimeo; Wisconsin Forest Projects.
Google. YouTube; Delaware Department of Natural Resources and Environmental Control.

Selected Resources

The section below contains highly relevant resources for this species, organized by source. Or, to display all related content view all resources for Garlic Mustard.

Council or Task Force

Alberta Invasive Species Council (Canada).

See also: Fact Sheets for more information about individual invasive species, including those listed as "Prohibited Noxious" and "Noxious" under the Alberta Weed Control Act

Ohio Invasive Plants Council.
See also: Invasive Plants of Ohio for worst invasive plant species identified in Ohio's natural areas

Washington State Recreation and Conservation Office. Washington Invasive Species Council.

Partnership
University of Alaska - Anchorage. Alaska Center for Conservation Science.
See also: Non-Native Plant Species List for additional factsheets (species biographies) and species risk assessment reports of non-native species present in Alaska and also non-native species currently not recorded in Alaska (potential invasives)
IUCN. Species Survival Commission. Invasive Species Specialist Group.

Ontario's Invading Species Awareness Program (Canada).

University of Georgia. Center for Invasive Species and Ecosystem Health.

New York Invasive Species Clearinghouse.

Federal Government
USDA. FS. Rocky Mountain Research Station. Fire Sciences Laboratory.
USDA. NRCS. National Plant Data Center.

USDA. ARS. National Genetic Resources Program. GRIN-Global.

State and Local Government

Michigan Department of Natural Resource; Michigan State University Extension. Michigan Natural Features Inventory.

See also: Best Control Practice Guides for more guides

New Hampshire Department of Agriculture, Markets, and Food. Division of Plant Industry.
See also: New Hampshire's Prohibited Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for additional invasive trees, shrubs, vines, and herbaceous plants
North Carolina Department of Agriculture and Consumer Services. Forest Service.
See also: Forest Health Publications for more Invasive Species Leaflets
Washington State Noxious Weed Control Board.

Missouri Department of Conservation.

See also: Invasive and Problem Plant Control (scroll to Invasive Plants section) for more information to help you identify and control most common invasive plants in Missouri

Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources.

Pennsylvania Department of Conservation and Natural Resources.

See also: Invasive Plant Fact Sheets for plant species (trees, shrubs, vines, herbs and aquatic plants) that have impacted the state's natural lands

King County Department of Natural Resources (Washington). Water and Land Resources Division.

Academic

Michigan State University. Integrated Pest Management Program.

Pennsylvania State University. Cooperative Extension.

Columbia University. Center for Environmental Research and Conservation.

University of Maine. Cooperative Extension.

See also: Natural Resources Publications for entire "Maine Invasive Plants" series

Ohio State University. Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center.

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