Garlic Mustard: What You Need To Know


Garlic mustard

Garlic mustard is an aggressive weed. It outcompetes native wildflowers. And when those plants are gone, the animals that rely on them disappear, too.

First recorded in the United States in 1868 on Long Island, garlic mustard has spread across much of the U.S. and Canada. This map from the U.S. Department of Agriculture shows where it has spread. 

With the right information, you can protect your woods from this invasive plant. Start by learning about garlic mustard, or jump to steps for damage control or prevention. And remember, help is always available.

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