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.

Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map