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Spiny Rose Gall

Posted by valleyrimgirl 2b (My Page) on
Sat, Jun 28, 08 at 20:14

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...

spiny rose gall

With a flash...

spiny rose gall

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


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RE: Spiny Rose Gall

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.


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