Bluebell Rust - Uromyces muscari

    Alternative names
    Uromyces hyacinthi

    Bluebell rust affects various Bluebell species and causes yellowed areas on the leaves filled with dark brown/black pustules.

    Note that Bluebell Rust is given the scientific name Uromyces hyacinthi in other parts of Europe, but this is currently treated as a synonym of U. muscari in the UK.

    Identification difficulty

    On the leaves of various Bluebell species.

    When to see it

    March to May

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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

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