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Aini
Apr 14, 2020 1:09 PM CST
Hello,
I found many of these small plants with green leaves on my side yard/alley. They are in bunches and about 5-8 inches tall.
Do you know what kind of plants they are? And edibles or not.
See picture attached.

Many thanks
Aini
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DaisyI
Apr 14, 2020 3:10 PM CST
Welcome!

They look like wood violets. You will know soon as little viola flowers will appear any minute now. If they are wood violets, yes, the flowers are edible.
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BigBill
Apr 14, 2020 3:18 PM CST
Daisy, any chance this is the evasive garlic mustard?
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DaisyI
Apr 14, 2020 3:22 PM CST
Could be.
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BigBill
Apr 14, 2020 3:25 PM CST
Thank you.
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Name: Daisy I
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DaisyI
Apr 14, 2020 3:32 PM CST
The leaves do look like mustard garlic if you don't take size into account.
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Toronto canada
Aini
Apr 14, 2020 6:50 PM CST
Thank you so much!!! Both of You are very knowledgeable.
I googled, wood violet and mustard garlic. Then I picked couple of leaves and ate them.
The taste matched mustard garlic as described ; bitter, strong taste, a bit spicy garlicy too. Seems like the Plants is in its first year, never seen them around my yard before.
Thanks again-Aini
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Name: Big Bill
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BigBill
Apr 14, 2020 7:11 PM CST
You are welcome.
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plantladylin
Apr 14, 2020 7:12 PM CST
My first thought was also some sort of wild viola but something didn't seem to match and it does look more like Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) considered a non native invasive in many areas of North America.




It's considered invasive in Ontario too:
http://www.invadingspecies.com...
http://ontariowildflowers.com/...
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