Invasive SpeciesGarlic mustard

Alliara petiolata
FOUND by ES#3
2011-05-24
Gardiner
ID Confirmed
Quality checked by es#5
Peer reviewed by es#5
Field Notes
Developed area behind school, heavily populated, plants were found abundantly in a small patch of forest, also found in small numbers in portions of yards. Plants grew in patches where anywhere from about 20 to about 300 plants grew. Some plants had grown back from being pulled out the previous year.
A sketch of our study site.
Supporting Evidence
Photo of my evidence.
Small white flower that grew in a cluster of about five or six flowers all the way at the end of the stalk.
Photo of my evidence.
Leaf is heart shaped, but fairly long. Serrated around edges, bright green.
Photo of my evidence.
Very thin, approx. 2 foot long stem. Also bright green.
Species Observation: Species Looked For
Did you find it?: 
I think I found it
Scientific name:
Alliara petiolata
Common name:
Garlic mustard
Count of individuals: 
50+
Coverage: 
3/4 - Completely covered
Reproduction: 
Flower (plants)
Sampling method: 
Quadrat (user-placement)
Photo of our sampling method.
Place Studied
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Latitude: 
N 44.226654 °
Longitude: 
W -69.785594 °
Observation Site Information
A photo of our study site.
Habitat: 
Upland - Developed areas
Trip Information
Name:
Harrison Avenue
Trip date: 
Tue, 2011-05-24 10:56
Town or city: 
Gardiner
Type of investigation: 
Species and Habitat Survey
Ecosystem: 
Upland
Watershed: 
Lower Kennebec
Habitat Observations
Species diversity: 
10 different species
Evidence of vectors: 
Walking trail
People
Tree canopy cover: 
Between 1/2 and 3/4
Soil moisture: 
Moist

Comments

Hi, These are really fabulous photos... you've really captured the essential things about this plant, and showing the ruler in the photos is great, something "real" scientists do too!