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Thursday, 28 April 2016

Uromyces muscaria

Bluebell Rust

The Bluebells have been flowering in the wood for a couple of weeks now, however today was the first time I have spotted the Bluebell Rust, Uromyces muscaria.

The rust shows up as the brown patches on the leaves in the lower part of the photo.

The Bluebells are the native Hyancinthoides non-scripta, rather than the Spanish or Spanish hybrid varieties. The rust however does not seem to be particular and grows just as well on all three varieties.

1 comment:

  1. Nice photo Tony, interestingly the infection patterns on the leaves are +- mid-leaf. I am finding that early in the season infection on a lot of leaves is near the tips. Worth Emma doing a mini survey of Bluebell rust to see how many leaves are infected a) top 2 cms b) mid leaf.