Observation 95626: Uredinales G. Winter

When: 2012-05-27

Collection location: Snow Peak, Lacomb, Oregon, USA [Click for map]

Who: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)

No specimen available

Small orange ‘stuff’ growing on the leaves of a purple flowered plant along the riverbank. This is the only photo that came out decently enough to share.

Proposed Names

28% (1)
Recognized by sight: until/unless a better ID is reached.
28% (1)
Recognized by sight: A rust species

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Atypical for Asarum caudatum
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-06-21 15:12:27 PDT (-0700)

if blooming now. Usually it doesn’t bloom until July-August. And the flower looks almost unearthly. Flower color sometimes called “burgundy” or “purplish”. Even if you can’t find a flower, try to take a photo of an unaffected leaf. I’m pretty good in identifying native plants.

Thanks you two.
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-06-21 13:42:18 PDT (-0700)

I’ll be sure next time I’m on this trail to make note of the plant’s features better. Thanks for the info.

By: Byrain
2012-06-21 11:27:32 PDT (-0700)

This is a rust for sure, like Tuberale says, you need a plant id to get farther. Depending on how many rusts are on this plant, you might need some microscopy too.

Were the leaves
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-06-20 21:53:35 PDT (-0700)

about 3-4 inches tall? Almost growing like a mat? Flower often or usually obscurred by leaves?

Could be Asarum caudatum. The leaf shown looks similar, at least. That means your photo could be a rust.

not sure
By: Britney Ramsey (Riverdweller)
2012-06-20 21:40:59 PDT (-0700)

what the plant is. I think the flowers were purple, but i’m not really sure.

I think to give this a name
By: Daniel B. Wheeler (Tuberale)
2012-06-20 21:26:05 PDT (-0700)

we’ll first need to identify the plant. It might be Asarum caudatum, Wild ginger. See if the flower at this site looks familiar:


Created: 2012-05-27 09:15:08 PDT (-0700)
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