Garlic Mustard – Alliaria petiolata 

What is it?  Garlic mustard, sometimes called hedge garlic, poor man’s mustard, garlic root, and many other names, is an invasive biennial herb native to Europe. As expected from its name, all parts of this plant give off a distinctive garlic scent. It was introduced to North America during the 1800s as a culinary herbContinue reading Garlic Mustard – Alliaria petiolata 

Norway Maple – Acer platanoides

What is it? The Norway maple is an invasive deciduous tree native to Eurasia, the hardwood of which is commonly used in furniture and other products. Music lovers may be interested to know it may have been one of the woods used to produce the famous Stradivari violins! First introduced to North America in theContinue reading “Norway Maple – Acer platanoides”