Garlic Mustard
Alliaria petiolata

This shot was taken on a public footpath near to where I work in Wigan. Also known as 'Jack by the Hedge', Garlic Mustard is a familiar wayside plant. The leaves are fresh green, heart-shaped and toothed and smell of garlic when crushed. Clusters of white flowers appear April-June and are 6mm across. The leaves have been taken internally to promote sweating and to treat bronchitis, asthma and eczema.