"fuzzball" on wild rose?

Bellevue, KY(Zone 6a)

What is this fuzzy growth on a wild rose? It has several of these. If you look closely, you can see a tiny leaflet in the center of it.

P.S. The time on the camera was not set correctly, I was not out taking pics in the woods at 2am, lol!

This message was edited Jun 14, 2011 10:44 PM

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Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Ky....put that on the regular plant id thread since you haven't gotten any response. Interesting growth.

Bellevue, KY(Zone 6a)

Thanks, Sheila!

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

KyWoods...there was a thread a few months back about that kind of growth on a tree in Fla. Ithought it was a type of lichen but it was ID'ed as a form of Tillandsia....which makes me think it might be a form of moss growing on your rose...kinda like Spanish Moss.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Spanish_moss

Bellevue, KY(Zone 6a)

Wow, maybe it hitched a ride last time my parents went home to New Orleans, lol! Interesting, thanks!

Prairieville, LA(Zone 9a)

It would seem that that is actually a gall...rose bedegaur...guess it wasn't a hitchhiker....GRIN

Fort Worth, TX(Zone 8a)

Great picture still!

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