Preserving the rural character of Littleton for current and future generations.
Garlic mustard is a cool season biennial herb with stalked, triangular to heart-shaped, coarsely toothed leaves that give off an odor of garlic when crushed. First-year plants appear as a rosette of green leaves close to the ground. Rosettes remain green through the winter and develop into mature flowering plants the following spring. Flowering plants of garlic mustard reach from 2 to 3-½ feet in height and produce button-like clusters of small white flowers, each with four petals in the shape of a cross.
There are garlic mustard plants here and there amongst the poison ivy and bittersweet along the side of Nashoba Road. I’ve been pulling and weed whacking though not in a consistent well organized approach. I can keep working on it.
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