Land Plants - invasive

Garlic Mustard (Alliaria petiolata) on Apr 21, 2020

Submitter has sample
EDRR Status: Local expert notified

Description of specimen

Patches of Garlic Mustard and Italian Arum in the uncultivated backyard - it is an unmaintained yard with ivy, roberts geranium and other weeds. My neighbor lets me go into his backyard and pull the garlic mustard, but there was more this year than last. I also tried to dig out the arum I could find but that is really spreading, another neighbor on Fern Pl has arum as an ornamental in front of the house and it is here and there around the City of LO water reservoir/tennis that backs up to this property at 1850 South Shore Blvd, but I try to dig it out on this public land when I see it. The garlic mustard seems to be confined to 1778 Fern Place backyard so far as I can tell.
I live at 1911 Kilkenny Rd, backing up to both the City property and this backyard on Fern Place, and have a platinum certified backyard habitat and have studied invasive plants through that program.