NZ1265 : Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)

taken 2 years ago, near to Heddon-on-The-Wall, Northumberland, Great Britain

Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Garlic mustard (Alliaria petiolata)
Also known as Jack-by-the-hedge or Hedge Garlic.

The genus name, Alliaria, comes from the garlic or Allium-like odour on new foliage when leaves are crushed, an unusual scent for a plant in the mustard family. The aroma usually fades as the foliage ages. The species name, petiolata, means that leaves are attached to the stalk by a simple leaf stem (petiole).

"Above the Quick set blooms 'Jack by the hedge'
His white flowers shine all down the narrow lane
In April sunshine still a welcome pledge
To show warm weather brings wild flowers again"
From 'Spring' by John Clare
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Thursday, 23 April, 2020   (more nearby)
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Thursday, 23 April, 2020
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Lowlands  Paths  Wild Animals, Plants and Mushrooms  Woodland, Forest 
Subject Location
OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 1267 6595 [10m precision]
WGS84: 54:59.2790N 1:48.2119W
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OSGB36: geotagged! NZ 12680 65957
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West-northwest (about 292 degrees)
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