Allieria Petiolata and its Impact as an Invasive Species made by: roeg grossi

picture of Garlic mustard

What is Garlic Mustard's native habitat[where it comes from] and what is the habitat Garlic Mustard is invasive to? Garlic mustard is native to Europe and has invaded Canada/ north America. Garlic Mustard has been established in southern and eastern Ontario, parts of Quebec, south and north Caribbean,and parts of Kentucky. Isolated populations are found in British Columbia, nova Scotia, prince Edward island, and new Brunswick. It was brought over by the European settlers in the early 1800.

people might be wondering at this time how this plant looks and how to recognize it, also what are the structural and behavioral attributes? If you answered yes to anything previously said look closely to find the answers! Did you know that their are two different lifeforms that Garlic Mustard goes through in its first two years alive first only a cluster of leafs shaped like a rosette. On its second year it grows flowers and seeds. Fun fact denser stands of Garlic Mustard can produce up two 60 000 seeds per 4 squared meters. Garlic mustard has roots and is regulars tall as you could see in the video above and when broken Garlic Mustard gives of a strong distinctive smell of garlic.

This is the classification tree of Garlic Mustard[classifying is when you sort something judging on its attributes.]

Garlic mustard classifacation

At this time people are usually wondering how Garlic Mustard migrated to north America. Garlic Mustard was brought to north America in the early 1800 by the Europeans. Since its arrival it has escaped into the wild and is now one of north Americas most aggressive forest invaders!

Garlic mustard invading local forest

At this time people are very knowledgeable about Garlic Mustard and have absorbed all this knowledge so far so i think people are ready for the negative and positive affects of Garlic Mustard and yes for every positive affect there is a negative affect.I will start with the positive affects of Garlic Mustard for starters Garlic mustard is edible it is an herb. Garlic Mustard is available in spring and is high in vitamin C and vitamin A! this could be viewed as a pro or a con judging on whether you are for or against having Garlic Mustard in Canada,Garlic Mustard seeds rapidly spread and seeds last up to 5 years. Now for the negative affects of Garlic Mustard. Garlic Mustard hinders other plants by interferes with their water supply!

Garlic Mustard

These are the thing normal every day people could do to help control Garlic Mustard. First learn how to identify Garlic Mustard by studying the structural attributes of Garlic Mustard from my structural and behavioral attributes paragraph above and you could study the picture above. Learn how to manage the species on your property! Avoid using none native plants on your property in general.

Good by and i hope you learned all about the species Garlic Mustard! I am for Garlic mustard in a controlled habitat are you?


Created with images by Wendell Smith - "Garlic Mustard flowers" • vastateparksstaff - "DO - Garlic Mustard 4-28-07" • davidshort - "Garlic mustard (RL)"

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