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Beginner Gardening Questions: Curled leaves on violet plants

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sue1740
Manhattan Beach, CA

June 30, 2012
10:30 AM

Post #9187513

The local nursery did not know what was causing the edges of the leaves to curl - if left alone they curl and roll up tightly and completely from right to left till the leaf looks like two parallel sausages - inside are tiny white dots. I just check weekly and remove affected leaves, but am wondering what it is. Of course if there is a non-toxic-to-me-and-bees remedy I'd like to try it.
thanks!
ecrane3
Dublin, CA
(Zone 9a)

June 30, 2012
10:32 AM

Post #9187515

Some pictures would help but maybe leafrollers?
sue1740
Manhattan Beach, CA

July 2, 2012
10:21 PM

Post #9190772

"Leafroller"sounds like a good description of it.. I should be able to get a photo at the weekend. What cleans up leafrollers?

themoonhowl

themoonhowl
Prairieville, LA
(Zone 9a)

July 4, 2012
8:21 AM

Post #9192630

The red-banded leaf roller will attack violets, and also violet leaf midge will cause leaves to curl and spidermites can cause some leaf curl.

http://idtools.org/id/leps/tortai/Argyrotaenia_velutinana.htm

http://entomology.oregonstate.edu/node/118 (scroll to bottom for image of pest and damage)

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