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...

http://gardenline.usask.ca/yards/SpinyRoseGall.html

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.

Brenda

Thank you for reporting this comment. Undo
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
Sign Up to comment
More Discussions
Disappearing seedlings, help requested
I have never had problems with damping off only losing...
SouthCountryGuy Zone 4b-5 SE BC
Primocane raspberries? Zone 3 north of Edmonton
Does anyone around Edmonton grow a primocane raspberry?...
lindz6
Cilantro tricks?
Does anyone have any advice to get more leaves out...
northspruce
Rudbeckia fulgida 'Goldsturm' hardy on the prairies?
I don't recall if I've ever seen this plant alive and...
twrosz
Heat Mats
How many of you use a heat mat for seed germination? Our...
nutsaboutflowers
© 2015 Houzz Inc. Houzz® The new way to design your home™