A species of plant that is present on campus in greater numbers this year is Black bindweed, Fallopia convolulus. It has appeared in quite large numbers behind the Agriculture Buildings and also around the Harborne Building.
Posted in Animals, Flowering Plants, Fungi, Insects, Plant Pathology Research Group, Plants, Polygonaceae
Tagged Diptera, Fallopia convolulus, Mycodiplosis, Puccinia polygoni-amphibii, rust
Like many other plants bluebells suffer from a rust disease. Bluebell rust causes yellowed areas on the leaves filled with dark brown/black pustules. Some rusts have as many as five different kinds of spores in a complicated life-cycle that can … Continue reading