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Alliaria Petiolata

Botanical Name:

Alliaria petiolata

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How to Grow
Water
Medium
Water moderately, allowing the top 3cm to dry out between watering.
Sunlight
Full Shade - Partial Shade
~
0-3 hours of direct sun per day
Characteristics

Bloom Time

Mar, Apr, May

Plant Type

Edible

Lifespan

Biennial

Flower

In the second year of growth, plants flower in spring, producing button-like clusters of cross shaped white flowers with four petals.

Fruit

The fruit is a four-sided elongated pod (4-5.5 cm long). It starts out green and matures to gray-brown. Inside are two rows of shiny black seeds which are released when the pod splits open mid-summer. A single plant can produce hundreds of seeds, which scatter as much as several meters from the parent plant.

Taxonomy

Order

Capparales

Family

Brassicaceae

Genus

Alliaria

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