Bitter Chocolate Rust - Uromyces ficariae
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.
May be encountered wherever Lesser Celandine (Ficaria verna) is present.
Spring and early summer.
Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.
Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.
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