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Plant Identification: SOLVED: What IS this crud???

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Fountain, FL
(Zone 8a)

October 25, 2001
5:47 PM

Post #16811

I was raking the other day and noticed this white crud on a shrub/tree (don't know what it is..was planted when we got the place). The stuff is thick like damp powder..when I rubbed it,it left kind of a yellow/orange residue. Took a look through a magnifing glass and saw no movement. Any ideas and how do I get rid of it?? Thanks, Ginger

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New Iberia, LA
(Zone 9a)

October 25, 2001
11:18 PM

Post #152927

Well my hubby doing dig deep then put chain around the tree to pull out from truck.
Mansfield, MO
(Zone 6a)

October 26, 2001
4:01 AM

Post #153069

If it was spring would think of pollen, but don't know at this time of year. MAYBE A FUNGUS?????
Newark, OH
(Zone 5b)

October 27, 2001
4:37 AM

Post #153787

It looks like a powdery mildew, maybe. Can you get a closer picture? If you have a county extension office near by, a scraped sample might help them ID it for you. Can't tell...Sorry!

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