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Weirdness On Geranium Roots

I have never dug up geraniums before but i don't think this is normal, is it? 

I dug 3 or 4 up for my ex-colleague. Then i noticed some little brown egg type things clinging to the roots. My first thought was spiders eggs. Then slug eggs. Then i noticed that they're acually attached to the roots so i wondered if they might be fungus spores or something. 

Anyone seen these before? 


  • hogweedhogweed Posts: 4,053
    Are they perlite by any chance?
    'Optimism is the faith that leads to achievement' - Helen Keller
  • I don't think so mate. I didn't plant them. So it might be possible but these seem to be connected to the roots and the x40 pics seem to show something inside. 

    How peculiar. 
  • FireFire Posts: 17,323
    If the plant looks well and happy, I wouldn't worry.
  • Yeah but...i was going to give them to an ex-colleague. Then she'll take them out of the pots and be like ...."what are these weird little round things on the roots"? 

    And if it did turn out to be fungus or something bad then hear the end of it, i would not. Never. Ever. 

  • B3B3 Posts: 26,432
    Amazing pics whatever they are.
    There does seem t be something inside one of them.
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  • micearguersmicearguers Posts: 618
    Good work! I am curious now as well. Enquiring minds want to know.
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