Bath Wildlife Sightings

Melampsora populnea (Mercury/Poplar Rust) on Mercurialis annua (Annual Mercury), Upper Church Street, Bath, ST7465

Confirmed

Date first seen

Date last seen

Frequency of Sighting

Species

Melampsora populnea (Pers.) P. Karst. - 1879 (Dog's Mercury/Poplar Rust)

Evidence

Quantity

1 infected plant

Locality

Upper Church Street, Bath

Habitat

Female plant of Annual Mercury

Environmental Conditions

Sunny

Grid Reference

ST745653

Other Information

This rust is more often seen on Dog's Mercury and distorts the stems and midribs of leaves. Its alternative host plants are poplar species. I think the nearest poplars are on the top edge of Charlotte Street car park.

Recorded by

Rob Randall

Identified by

Rob Randall
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