Identification please

MandeliMandeli Posts: 15



Please can anyone identify this  Sit is growing through odd leaves on a dog rose.  I have never seen anything like it before.  It is bright red.


  • BobTheGardenerBobTheGardener LeicsPosts: 6,363

    It's a gall (rose bedeguar gall, aka Robin's pincushions) caused by the Rose gall wasp (Diplolepis rosae) and found on wild dog roses.  Pretty isn't it! image

    A trowel in the hand is worth a thousand lost under a bush.
  • fidgetbonesfidgetbones Posts: 11,111

    Robins pincushion gall caused by damage to the leaf by a gall wasp. Common on dog roses.

    It's not a mess, it's a nature reserve.
  • MandeliMandeli Posts: 15

    Thank you for identifying this ... Never seen it before in over 70 years. B

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