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Tiny 4 white petals with yellow centres.
Long, thin, slender pod which arches upwards and contains numerous seeds. The seed pods have 4 blunt edges.
The light green, stalked leaves are variable in shape from round to kidney or heart-shaped. Their margins are irregularly wavy.
The flowers and young leaves are edible raw and make a good salad ingredient. As the name implies, the taste is half way between garlic and mustard. The flowers, roots and seeds can be eaten too.
Never consume a wild plant unless you are 100% certain that it is safe to eat and you know that you have identified it correctly.
The whole plant smells of half mustard and half garlic, hence the reason why it is called Garlic Mustard.
Garlic Root, Garlicwort, Hedge Garlic, Jack-by-the-hedge, Jack-in-the-bush, Mustard Root, Penny Hedge, Poor Man's Mustard, Sauce-alone, Skyut.