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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