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Observed: 25th September 2012 By: Paul Williams
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Description:

Low growing and spreading plant with nepeta or speedwell like leaves. What look like furry flowers seem to be the new leaves before they unfurl. A close look at some of the furry balls will show a pair of leaves emerging from the top of the ball. This is more obvious in the picture to the left DSCN 1531.

Identifications
Species interactions

No interactions present.

Species with which Plant gall on Veronica (Jaapiella veronicae) interacts

Comments

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I have moved this observation

I have moved this observation from plants to invertebrates where it is normal to place galls caused by insects. In general, galls are recorded under the name of the gall-causer rather than that of the plant that is attacked.

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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gall on veronica.

Hello Jonathan ,
Many thanks for you response. As I have just commented against this observation by coincidence I have just bought a copy of Britains Pant Galls by Michael Chinery. I am amazed at what galls there are.
ispot is a most fantastic service. Thanks again.

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gall on veronica

Thank you everyone for your fast response. It is no surprise now that I was unable to find it in any of my wild flower books. By coincidence I have just bought Britains Plant Galls by Michael Chinery and had I looked on page 85 I would have seen it.
Fantastic service, many thanks.

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Galls are fun. Here is a

Galls are fun. Here is a gallery of them: http://www.ispot.org.uk/search/node/plant%20gall

Jonathan
University of Edinburgh and Biodiversity Observatory (OU)

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Galls

Yes, they are fun and pop up in unexpected places.
Thanks for you help.