One such plant is Garlic Mustard, Alliaria petiolata, also known as Jack-by-the-Hedge. It has a mild garlic smell and, like many members of the Cabbage Family, Brassicaceae, is edible. The young plants have kidney-shaped leaves on rather long petioles and are reasonably distinctive but the later leaves are pointed at the tips. Any doubt is quickly removed if they are rubbed between the fingers.
Young plants of Garlic Mustard beside the Golf Club, Byfield, Northants.
11 April, 2018