Allieria petiolata or garlic mustard is a non native species,originating from Europe and parts of Asia. Its believed that garlic mustard was introduced into North America for medicinal purpose or food.The earliest known report of it growing in the united states dates back to 1868 long island NY. The Allieria Petiolata is in the plant kingdom.
Physical,Structural And Behavioral characteristics
The Allieria Pettiolata has five hundred seed per plant and have toxins in their leaves but dont worry these are toxins to other plants and have no harm to us, but they do help the Allieria Pettiolata eliminate other plant species.That is one of the big reasons why garlic mustard is invasive.One more fact is that the seeds from garlic mustard can last from five to ten years so the plant will just keep breeding and breeding this is another one of the big reasons garlic mustard is invasive.
Ecosystems It Invades
Garlic mustard invades and reduces forest ecosystem biodiversity.The native range is Europe.Garlic mustard also reduces habitat for several species of salamanders and molluscs by changing the composition and depth of the plants that de-compose on the forest floor.It also takes away resourses such as spring beauty,white trillium trout lily and ciclely.