Alliaria petiolata (M.Bieb.) Cavara & Grande

  • Authority

    Gleason, Henry A. & Cronquist, Arthur J. 1991. Manual of vascular plants of northeastern United States and adjacent Canada. lxxv + 910 pp.

  • Family


  • Scientific Name

    Alliaria petiolata (M.Bieb.) Cavara & Grande

  • Description

    Species Description - Biennial to 1 m, simple or little-branched, glabrous or with a few simple hairs; lower lvs reniform, the others deltoid, 3–6 cm long and wide, acute, coarsely toothed; pet 5–6 mm; mature pedicels stout, 5 mm; frs widely divergent, 4–6 cm; seeds black, 3 mm; 2n=42. Native of Europe, now found as a weed in gardens and moist woods throughout most of our range. May, June. (A. alliaria; A. officinalis)