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SebUKSebUK Posts: 11

Hello All, 

Was wondering whether anyone recognises this plant/weed?...Am guessing it might have been planted by previous owner as an ornamental type plant? But it seems to spreading like wildfire I have got it coming up everywhere... Doesn't seem to flower, has a large tap-root and to me smells onion-like when I pull it up (although my other half doesnt agree)  

Know I am going to have to keep just pulling it up but wanted to put a name to what  I am doing battle with image 





  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376


    About 2- 2' 6", little white flowers, nice brown and dried at the end of the season

    If so. Jack by the Hedge, Alliaria petiolata. Not too serious if you don't let it seed.

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    That's the one, photo didn't appear when I first opened it up.


  • DaintinessDaintiness EssexPosts: 980

    It's garlic mustard. Self seeds everywere and smells like garlic when crushed. Easier to remove now as it is quick to flower and then you will have a lot more of it! As nutcutlet says not too difficult to remove.

  • SebUKSebUK Posts: 11

    image Thanks cutlet - thats it!

    Hee hee I'd only made it to 'D' on the A-Z of weeds site before thinking about just posting on here image

  • nutcutletnutcutlet PeterboroughPosts: 26,376

    Not too serious then Seb. Doubt if there are many weeds we couldn't ID on this forum . Most of us have, or have had, the lot.

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