Garlic Mustard – Identified

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Date Photo Taken: 05/11/2019
Location: Elmira, NY
Posted By: Sheilia Silvernail


I think these plants that are growing behind my fence and starting to grow underneath the fence is poison ivy..but I’m not sure. If it is poison ivy, how can I get rid of it so it never returns.


  1. Walter Reeves The Georgia Gardener says:

    Not poison ivy
    Looks like garlic mustard

    May 16th, 2019 at 11:02 am
  2. Jim Unregistered says:

    In the 3rd picture, the flowering plant surely could be garlic mustard, as Walter says. The 1st one looks like blackberry brambles to me. Not sure what is in the middle one.

    May 16th, 2019 at 2:55 pm
  3. Jim Unregistered says:

    …but none are poison ivy.

    May 16th, 2019 at 2:57 pm
  4. laura735 Master Identifier says:

    Agreeing with Jim “none are poison ivy”.
    It’s hard to see the stems clearly in the 2nd picture. If they have no prickles, these might be goutweed/ground elder (Aegopodium podagaria)(?). Flowers are needed to confirm this suggested ID. If this is gout weed check out the included link for eradication method. Click on images to enlarge. Best wishes!

    May 17th, 2019 at 1:15 am

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