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Alliaria petiolata

Alliaire officinale
Jack-by-the-Hedge

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Plant family

Area

Provence Verte

Flower colour

white

Flower size

4-8 mm

Flowering months

April,

May

Leaf type

Cordate

Height

to 1 m

Description

A plant that likes fertile soil; grows along hedges or in forests in semi-shade.

Flowers

Flowers in a cluster at the top of the branches.

Leaves

Cordate heart-shaped. Heart-shaped, pointed, serrated.

Fruits Seeds

Pod: 3-4 cm long.

Edible

The young leaves and flowers have a garlic flavour. Seeds taste like mustard seeds. When green and fleshy the seed pods can be fried or steamed.

Medical

Leaves and stems: have antiseptic properties, rich in vitamin C.

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