PIX - Strange markings on my bearded iris??

grandma_gardener_02July 8, 2012

I have had a stand of bearded iris for 8-9 years with no trouble. This year we had a spring with heavy rain and little sun. A few days ago, I noticed these markings on a leaf. Have never seen this before. Anyone know what this is? And is it something I should do something about?

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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Does it rub off?

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 12:23AM
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No it does not rub off. I thought of the same thing. The underside has no markings like the top, but it does have a kind of "shadow" in the area where the markings on the top correspond.

And this morning I noticed more of this in in my lilac stand.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 11:57AM
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hosenemesis(SoCal Sunset 19 USDA 8b)

Hmmm. I don't like that. Fungus seems to be rampant this year all across the country. Bulb lilies getting botrytis, roses balling, I even got mildew on a nandina! How can that happen? My guess is some sort of fungus, but gee, I've never seen anything that looks like that before. I hope it disappears right away.

    Bookmark   July 9, 2012 at 11:36PM
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The leaf doesn't look at all yellowed, which one might expect with some sort of fungal ick. A little further into dormant season, you might want to dig up the clump and take a look at your rhizomes.


    Bookmark   July 10, 2012 at 1:09AM
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