Plant ID forum: Wondering what this is?

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Name: Lindy OConnor
Toronto Ontario (Zone 5b)
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Nettles
Aug 7, 2016 10:01 AM CST
These plants have almost become a ground cover in areas of my back yard. Some of the leaves are quite large with single stems into a straight white root. I have been wondering if they are first year garlic mustard plants, which abound in my yard.
I'd appreciate help giving them a name. The roots do taste a bit like garlic mustard but I am familiar with the ones that start growing in the early Spring in low to the ground clusters of little leaves.

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upat5
Aug 10, 2016 5:20 PM CST
You and I could be wrong...but they look just like the leaves in this pic....garlic mustard!

http://yougrowgirl.com/garlic-mustard-alliaria-petiolata/
Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
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bonitin
Aug 11, 2016 8:11 AM CST
I agree
Name: Lin
Florida (Zone 9b)
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plantladylin
Aug 11, 2016 9:41 AM CST
I agree, Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) which is considered a pest by many.
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Name: Myriam
Ghent, Belgium (Zone 8a)
Charter ATP Member Ferns Native Plants and Wildflowers Cat Lover Birds Bee Lover
Organic Gardener I was one of the first 300 contributors to the plant database! Frogs and Toads Plant Identifier
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bonitin
Aug 11, 2016 10:11 AM CST
...but you can eat it and is very healthy! Smiling
http://www.ediblewildfood.com/garlic-mustard.aspx

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