Violet Bramble Rust - Phragmidium violaceum

    Alternative names
    Blackberry leaf rust fungus

    Phragmidium violaceum causes leaf rust on Bramble (Rubus fruticosus aggregate). This can take the form of reddish purple blotches, but these can be joined together to form larger blotches. It should be noted that there is a very similar species Phragmidium bulboum.

    Identification difficulty

    On bramble leaves.

    When to see it

    Late summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly common in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Fairly frequent in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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