Puccinia violae

    Description

    Puccinia violae is a rust that affects Violets and other members of the Viola family the aecia are found on the underside of the leaf surface, stems and petioles with each cup being orange in colour with a white frilly lip. It may occur in compact or loose conglomerations of varying size, occasionally covering a large part of a leaf.

    Identification difficulty
    Habitat

    The rust occurs on Viola species (violets & pansies).

    When to see it

    April to July.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Probably fairly frequent but under recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

    Leicestershire & Rutland Map

    UK Map