Garlic mustard

(Alliaria petiolata)

  • 1 - 4' tall
  • Blooms late April to June
  • Flowers 1/2" wide, in clusters at end of stems
  • Young leaves heart-shaped; older leaves triangular and toothed; 1" long and 1 - 3" wide
  • Multiple erect stems growing from base, sparsely hairy
  • Taproot slender with "S" shape at base
  • Allelopathic with a garlic-like smell

Known Distribution


There are few occurrences of this species documented in Colorado. View the knownNorth American Distribution Map.
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