Puccinia caricina


    A brown rust affecting Carex pendula.

    Identification difficulty
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    Grows on on live leaves of Carex pendula.

    When to see it

    When Carex pendula is in leaf.

    Life History

    A common rust on Carex pendula but  rarely found on the alternate host (Ribes species)

    UK Status

    Widespread and fairly frequent in Britain.

    VC55 Status

    Not often recorded  in Leicestershire and Rutland, possibly due to the difficulty of identification.

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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