Daisy Rust - Puccinia distincta

Description

Puccinia distincta is a rust fungus affecting Daisies (Bellis perennis). Infected leaves sometimes raised and possibly less vigorous compared to normal leaves, and bearing blisters with cluster-cups on both surfaces.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

Where the host plant (Daisy) occurs.

When to see it

Best observed in summer and autumn.

UK Status

This species was only reported in Britain at the end of the 1990s but is becoming more common.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

Yellow squares = NBN records (all known data)
Coloured circles = NatureSpot records: 2020+ | 2015-2019 | pre-2015

UK Map