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Wood Avens

Observed: 4th June 2012 By: Duxbury RamblerDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in PlantsDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in PlantsDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in PlantsDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in PlantsDuxbury Rambler’s reputation in Plants
Wood Avens
Wood Avens
Wood Avens
Wood Avens
Description:

Found among normal G.urbanum along hedgerow no other affected, is it a bi colour/variegated?

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Species with which Wood Avens (Geum urbanum) interacts

Comments

corylus's picture

Need another specialist here..

4th pic looks like virus, also 2nd.Some variegations are stable viruses,I was told.Could be deficiency but looks too distinct, over to others now please.

Hazel Trevan

Fenwickfield's picture

Virus

I would agree with Hazel that it is a virus.

Fenwickfield

Greendude5089's picture

This is a 'rare' venal variegation!!

This is known as 'venal variegation', it happens when the veins of a leaf, it is due to lack of chlorophyll below the leaf. It is caused by various environmental/ weather conditions, which can cause this rare type of variegation. It can be white, yellow, pale green colouration on the veins. Count yourself lucky! If This could stay true on the plant, you will have a new variegated species, but theres also a chance you would lose it! So look after it with your life! I had quite a few unusual variegated plants in the past, so my word of advice, look after it to your best potential!!

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Heres a useful link

Heres a useful link to help you understand about variegation in plants: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Variegation