Growth on echinacea

Asked July 17, 2018, 12:10 PM EDT

Hello, is there any way to tell if this damage to my echinacea is aster yellows or eriophyid mites? I don’t see any other damage or unusual growth on any of the other flowers or leaves.

Montgomery County Maryland

1 Response

We cannot say for sure but looks like it may be a symptoms of aster yellows or a genetic issue. We recommend that you prune the affected flowers and see if it comes back.