Mint Rust - Puccinia menthae

    Description

    Puccinia menthae is a rust fungus which galls the leaves of various Mints. Young leaves at shoot tip become thickened, distorted, with purple patches.

    Habitat

    Where the host species occur.

    When to see it

    When the host species are in leaf.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    be our species champion

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    MAP KEY:

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

    UK Map