Bitter Chocolate Rust - Uromyces ficariae

Description

A rust fungus affecting Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna). The rust is often a dark chocolate brown, particularly on the underside of the leaves, giving rise to the common name.

Identification difficulty
Habitat

May be encountered wherever Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna) is present.

When to see it

Spring and early summer.

UK Status

Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

VC55 Status

Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

UK Map