Spiny Rose Gall

valleyrimgirl(2b)June 28, 2008

I just found this cluster on one of my Morden Rose bushes...spiny rose galls.

They are a bright bright pink (very hard to get a true picture with the camera) and including the thorns or spines each would be about the size of a small pea. There are about 20 of them on this cluster. Yuck!

Without a flash...

With a flash...

More info on it is at...


Apparently they are from a non-stinging wasp but if you get too many on the plant then the plant will suffer. I will be removing them and destroying them. No need to multipy these in the yard.


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Laurie_z3_MB(sw MB)

They look kinda cute....like something you'd put into a Christmas arrangement!lol But, no, you probably don't need a few thousand of those chomping on your leaves when they hatch.

    Bookmark   July 3, 2008 at 3:30PM
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