Daisy Rust - Puccinia distincta


    Puccinia distincta is a rust fungus affecting Daisies (Bellis perennis). Infected leaves sometimes raised and possibly less vigorous compared to normal leaves, and bearing blisters with cluster-cups on both surfaces.

    Identification difficulty

    Where the host plant (Daisy) occurs.

    When to see it

    Best observed in summer and autumn.

    UK Status

    This species was only reported in Britain at the end of the 1990s but is becoming more common.

    VC55 Status

    Status in Leicestershire and Rutland not known.

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    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