Taxon: Alliaria petiolata (M. Bieb.) Cavara & Grande

Genus: Alliaria
Family: Brassicaceae (alt.Cruciferae)
Tribe: Thlaspideae
Nomen number: 2210
Place of publication: Bull. Orto Bot. Regia Univ. Napoli 3:418. 1913
Link to protologue:
Name Verified on: 02-Apr-2012 by ARS Systematic Botanists. Last Changed: 02-Apr-2012
Species priority site is: North Central Regional PI Station (NC7)
Accessions: 13 in National Plant Germplasm System (GoogleMap)

Common names:

Economic Importance:

  • Food additives: flavoring (fide V. Dorofeev, pers. comm. 1996; Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Medicines: folklore (fide Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Weed: (fide Weed CIBA; Castanea 63:68. 1998; Invasive Pl Spec)

Distributional Range:


  • Africa

    • Northern Africa: Morocco ; Tunisia
  • Asia-Temperate

    • Caucasus: Armenia ; Georgia ; Russian Federation Dagestan; Russian Federation-Ciscaucasia Ciscaucasia
    • China: China Xinjiang, Xizang
    • Middle Asia: Kazakhstan ; Kyrgyzstan ; Tajikistan ; Turkmenistan ; Uzbekistan
    • Western Asia: Afghanistan ; Cyprus ; Iran ; Iraq ; Lebanon ; Syria ; Turkey
  • Asia-Tropical

    • Indian Subcontinent: India ; Nepal ; Pakistan
  • Europe

    • Eastern Europe: Belarus ; Estonia ; Latvia ; Lithuania ; Moldova ; Russian Federation-European part European part; Ukraine
    • Middle Europe: Austria ; Belgium ; Czech Republic ; Germany ; Hungary ; Netherlands ; Poland ; Slovakia ; Switzerland
    • Northern Europe: Denmark ; Finland ; Ireland ; Norway ; Sweden ; United Kingdom
    • Southeastern Europe: Albania ; Bosnia and Herzegovina ; Bulgaria ; Croatia ; Greece ; Italy ; Macedonia ; Romania ; Serbia ; Slovenia
    • Southwestern Europe: France ; Portugal ; Spain

  • Naturalized

  • Northern America

    • Canada ; United States
  • Southern America

    • Southern South America: Argentina Neuquen, Rio Negro


  • Aldén, B., S. Ryman, & M. Hjertson Svensk Kulturväxtdatabas, SKUD (Swedish Cultivated and Utility Plants Database; online resource on 2012 (Kulturvaxtdatabas)
  • Al-Shehbaz, I. 2010. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Chinese Academy of Sciences Flora reipublicae popularis sinicae. (F China)
  • CIBA-GEIGY, Basel, Switzerland Documenta CIBA-GEIGY (Grass weeds 1. 1980, 2. 1981; Monocot weeds 3. 1982; Dicot weeds 1. 1988) (Weed CIBA)
  • Conant, P. et al. 1997. Appendix. Selected plant species interfering with resource management goals in North American natural areas (Pl Invasion) 255-267.
  • Davis, P. H., ed. Flora of Turkey and the east Aegean islands. (F Turk)
  • Dorofeev, V. 1996. pers. comm. (pers. comm.)
  • Drayton, B. 2001. A new record for Alliaria petiolata (Brassicaceae) in Hillsborough County, New Hampshire (Rhodora) 103:323-325.
  • Erhardt, W. et al. Der große Zander: Enzyklopädie der Pflanzennamen. 2008 (Zander Ency)
  • Euro+Med Editorial Committee Euro+Med Plantbase: the information resource for Euro-Mediterranean plant diversity (on-line resource). (EuroMed Plantbase)
  • Food and Agriculture Organization of the United Nations (FAO) 2010. Ecocrop (on-line resource). (Ecocrop)
  • Greuter, W. et al., eds. Med-Checklist. (L Medit)
  • Hara, H. et al. An enumeration of the flowering plants of Nepal. (L Nepal)
  • Instituto de Botánica Darwinion Flora del Conosur. Catálogo de las plantas vasculares. (F ConoSur)
  • Jalas, J. & J. Suominen Atlas florae europaeae. (Atlas Eur)
  • McCarthy, B. C. & S. L. Hanson 1998. An assessment of the allelopathic potential of the invasive weed Alliaria petiolata (Brassicaceae) (Castanea) 63:68-73.
  • McGuffin, M., J. T. Kartesz, A. Y. Leung, & A. O. Tucker Herbs of commerce, ed. 2. 2000 (Herbs Commerce ed2)
  • Mouterde, P. Nouvelle flore du Liban et de la Syrie. (F Liban)
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  • Rollins, R. C. The Cruciferae of continental North America. 1993 (Cruc NAmer)
  • Townsend, C. C. & E. Guest Flora of Iraq. (F Iraq)
  • Tutin, T. G. et al., eds. Flora europaea. (F Eur)
  • USDA National Agricultural Library National Invasive Species Information Center (on-line resource). (Nat Invasive Sp Info)
  • Weber, E. Invasive plant species of the world: a reference guide to environmental weeds. 2003 (Invasive Pl Spec)
  • Wu Zheng-yi & P. H. Raven et al., eds. Flora of China (English edition). (F ChinaEng)


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