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Strange white lump on plant roots

Posted by Floridaflowers12 9a (My Page) on
Sat, Apr 5, 14 at 16:28

Found this lump on one of my azalea's roots. Full of tiny red bugs. I.D. Please

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RE: Strange white lump on plant roots

Looks like the bastards bit your finger.

RE: Strange white lump on plant roots

  • Posted by morz8 Z8 Wa coast (My Page) on
    Sun, Apr 6, 14 at 18:01

Not my area of expertise, but my guess is root knot nematodes. Can you research and see if that fits....

RE: Strange white lump on plant roots

The creatures inside are closer to tiny red flies. Also the bandage is because my knife slipped while I was chopping onions.

RE: Strange white lump on plant roots

the better question is... why did you dig up the azalea to find these ...

was it already dead????

i dont treat for everything i find.. unless it has some impact.. on a living plant .... and if this was the host plant.. it might be irellevant to every other plant in the yard ...

but i do approve of the discovering the mystery.. and am surprised no one has hit the mark ...

you could take some to the county extension office for a full ID ... if you still have them ...


RE: Strange white lump on plant roots

I was planting a shade garden in the gap between my azaleas and found this growing on the root of an azalea who had been looking sickly recently.

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