What is this plant?

Beany1971Beany1971 Posts: 4
Morning All

please can someone assist me by giving a name to this plant! I am decking what stays and goes and have no idea on this one the label peg has been washed clean!!!!

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  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,458
    Looks to me like a fine example of the wildflower Alliaria petiolata aka Jack by the Hedge, Wild Mustard, Hedge Garlic. The food plant of the caterpillars of the lovely Orange Tip butterfly. 
    Also valued by foragers as the young leaves have a spicy flavour and are good in salads and sandwiches. 

    https://www.wildfooduk.com/edible-wild-plants/hedge-garlic/
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  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,604
    I agree - there are thousands coming up in my garden as they do every year, and they have a long tap root. It's a struggle to eradicate them once they've dropped seed.
    Young leaves can be used in salads and have a mild garlic flavour
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • josusa47josusa47 Posts: 2,200
    Oh dear, and I've just sown some around my beech tree, in hopes of creating a micro-woodland glade.
  • Pete.8Pete.8 Billericay, EssexPosts: 4,604
    :) maybe it won't be quite so 'micro'
    Good luck with your glade
    Knowledge is knowing that a tomato is a fruit.
    Wisdom is not putting it in a fruit salad.
  • DovefromaboveDovefromabove Central Norfolk UKPosts: 54,458
    Shouldn’t be a problem @josusa47 ... just pull them up before they set seed next year ... in the meantime keep your eyes open for the Orangetips who will thank you 😊 
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  • Beany1971Beany1971 Posts: 4
    Thanks to everyone who replied.  The wild mustard has now been removed huge tap root and all!
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