Puccinia poarum

    Description

    The rust fungus Puccinia poarum galls the leaves of Colt's-foot (Tussilago farfara). The underside of the leaves have thickened areas bearing orange-red aecia and spermogonia.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    Wherever Colt's-foot occurs.

    When to see it

    When Colt's-foot is in leaf.

    UK Status

    Widespread and locally frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

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

    UK Map