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Tuesday, 15 July 2014

Great Burnet Rust

Last week when I was visiting Ynysdawela nature park near Brynamman I spotted this very bright rust on the back of a leaf of Great Burnet that was growing in the grasslands. I took a photo, which I sent to Nigel Stringer (who else of course!) and it turns out that it is a rust which goes by the name of Xenodochus carbonarius. It is an uncommon rust with 200 records for the UK, 80ish records for Wales and under 20 for Carmarthenshire. As Great burnet is out in all its glory at the moment then it might be worth keeping an eye out for it!


1 comment:

  1. Wow Isabel. I'm impressed. I've never seen or even heard of this rust before - I'm going to start looking for it on the Boatnic Garden's greater burnet plants.