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By Bernard

Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom Gb

Weed query 3
Is this Garlic Mustard?




That's what I'd call it, but common names tend to vary. It's a weed though....

14 Apr, 2011


Hi there,
we used to call it jack in the hedge when I was a kid.
Its pretty, but a devil to get rid of.

14 Apr, 2011


It is an important food plant for certain butterflies. I always let a few grow near the compost heap and in odd corners. I pull them out before the seedpods burst.

14 Apr, 2011


Hi Bernard, we called it 'jack by the hedge' too, and yes it is wild garlic mustard.

14 Apr, 2011


Thank you all for your responses and I think I'll save a couple of groups and watch them carefully. Thhey are attractive aren't they.

15 Apr, 2011

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