Alliara petiolataNOT FOUND by DataTrooper
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Garlic Mustard Week inspired me to finally document this mystery plant that has plagued my garden for years. I've pulled and pulled and pulled, but it comes back each year. The seed pods and leaves initially looked like garlic mustard to me, but then I looked a bit more closely at the VS species card and started seeing some real differences. So, I'm pleased to report during Garlic Mustard Week that it's not garlic mustard (!), but will continue my tireless efforts to manage its spread here in my yard. I hope someone in the VS community can identify it. "Oh!" you'll say, "I know what that is!" "Thanks," I'll say, "I'll sleep much better tonight knowing what it is." Man, VS is great.
Teeny tiny flower, four delicate petals, but YELLOW instead of white. It's a nice yellow, I'll give it that.
Seed pods look a LOT like garlic mustard's seed pods, but these seem a little thicker, and are arranged differently in clumps at the top of each stem.
N 43.567973 °
W -70.223926 °
Fri, 2011-07-01 19:31
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