Anemone Smut - Urocystis anemones

    Description

    The fungus Urocystis anemones affects various members of the anemone family especially Wood Anemone (Anemone nemorosa), causing blister like swellings beneath the epidermis which rupture to produce black spores.

    Identification difficulty
    Recording advice

    Unless identified by a recognised expert, a photo is required and the specimen should be examined with a microscope. In the comments box, state the key or ID method used and describe the size and identifying characters.

    Habitat

    Woodland where Wood Anemone is present.

    When to see it

    Whenever host plants such as Wood Anemone are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Widespread and probably fairly frequent in Britain, although not well recorded.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map