Meaning of Jack-by-the-hedge in English:



  • A white-flowered European plant of the cabbage family, which grows typically in hedgerows and has leaves that smell of garlic when crushed.

    Also called hedge garlic

    Alliaria petiolata, family Cruciferae

    ‘Garlic Mustard, sometimes known as Jack-by-the-Hedge, is a common perennial. It is often found in hedgerows and likes damp woodland.’
    • ‘Jack-by-the-Hedge is easily spotted because it grows in large groups, producing a bed of bright white flowers. The leaves vary in shape - many are kidney-shaped or heart-shaped.’