Garlic Mustard is a species native to Europe and Asia originally introduced to North America as a medicinal and culinary herb (first record in USA: 1868 in Long Island, New York). Garlic Mustard is very invasive to our environment and can be destructive to native biodiversity and habitat.
Impacts of Garlic Mustard
Infestation can lead to reduced native vegetation including woodland orchids such as yellow lady slippers. It causes negative long term effects in soil and reduces available plants for wildlife such as deer, birds and insects. Therefore, it is listed as a prohibited noxious weed in the Alberta Weed Control Act.
Garlic Mustard Pulls
The Edmonton Naturalization Group and the City of Edmonton have organized Garlic Mustard pulls in Mill Creek on the following dates:
- Saturday May 13, 2017, 9:30–11:30am
- Saturday May 27, 2017, 9:30–11:30am
- If more pulls are needed, we will post the dates on this page
We are looking for volunteers to come and help remove this weed. We will meet at the corner of 91 Street and 77 Avenue. Water and light snacks will be provided.