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Cleavers

Observed: 3rd August 2011 By: Mushroom LadyMushroom Lady’s reputation in PlantsMushroom Lady’s reputation in PlantsMushroom Lady’s reputation in PlantsMushroom Lady’s reputation in Plants
SDC13608
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Species with which Cleavers (Galium aparine) interacts

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Syrphus's picture

The leaves are distorted by

The leaves are distorted by the galls of the mite Eriophyes galii. Two for the price of one!

M.

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Thanks for that extra bit of

Thanks for that extra bit of information, Murdo. I wondered why they were so distorted.

Mushroom Lady

Chalkie's picture

Ah.

I'd always assumed it was weedkiller damage! Maybe sometimes it is, but I'd not thought of the possibility of galls. I saw some lovely galls (I presume) on creeping thistles yesterday - they looked rather like gooseberries.