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