Photos: Blarney, Co.Cork
Garlic Mustard / Jack-by-the-hedge
White flowers, 4-petalled. Erect beak-less fruit on short thick stalks.
Pale-green, coarse-toothed, heart-shaped leaves. Smell of garlic when crushed.
Usually unbranched, more/less hairless. Height: to 120cm.
Found on disturbed ground in woodland, hedges, roadsides, river banks.
Prefers moist, relatively fertile soils. Locally frequent N and central Ireland, rare in the west and in Waterford and Wexford.
Garlic Mustard. Blarney, Co.Cork. April 2008