The Interesting But Invasive Allieria Pettiolata Maria Diakoloukas


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.

How Invasive Species Migrates To A New Area?

The plant disappears at the end of august and spreads to far woodlands,garlic mustard seeds spread easily because they are so small as i said earlier it as five hundred seeds per plant.It is mostly found in Quebec and Kentucky when it migrates.Garlic mustard is invasive to Europe. Strands of garlic mustard double in size every four years.Garlic mustard seed are easily spread through animals and people.They can remain in the ground for thirty years and still sprout.

Positive And Negative Impacts

Garlic mustard is the most aggressive forest invaders because it disrupts or displaces many native species such as Erythronium americanum,Enemion biternatum ,Stylophorous diphyllum and many more.But it can only displace species if it is fully established.Garlic mustard also interferes with fungi growth but the real problem is that it is taking out species by spreading.

Efforts To Control Garlic Mustard

Well garlic mustard is very invasive and it has to be stopped so most people eat it there are many videos on youtube on how it can be prepared. There are also many videos on how to pull and identify garlic mustard. People also believe it or not burn it just to get rid of it . But just because people do this it does not measn it is that effective so everyone should take action to try and get rid of garlic mustard.


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