Puccinia hysterium

Description

The rust fungus Puccinia hysterium galls Goat's-beard (Tragopogon pratensis) and may affect most of the plant which can become covered with aecia.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Please provide photographs showing the galls and plant.  Please also state the host species when submitting your record.

Habitat

This rust may be encountered wherever the host species (Goat's-beard) occurs.

When to see it

Late spring and summer.

UK Status

Seems to be widespread in England, though perhaps rather local.

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

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