Wood Speedwell Rust - Puccinia veronicae

Description

This rust affects only Wood Speedwell (Veronica montana).  The telia are light cinnamon-coloured often in circles on brown leaf spots.

Identification difficulty
Recording advice

Good close up images required, and please state host species.

Habitat

Woodland and shaded areas where the host species, Wood Speedwell occurs.

When to see it

When the host species is in leaf (summer to autumn).

UK Status

Fairly widespread in Britain.

VC55 Status

Rarely recorded in Leicestershire and Rutland.

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Leicestershire & Rutland Map

MAP KEY:

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

UK Map