White foam

Asked May 17, 2019, 7:03 AM EDT

Hello, I see this white foam like substance on a variety of plants in our meadow. Any idea what it is?

Baltimore County Maryland

1 Response

Hi- the foam is produced by spittlebugs, a sap-sucking but relatively innocuous insect that is very common on a wide variety of plants. No need to take any action.
https://extension.umd.edu/hgic/spittlebugs-trees-and-shrubs
Jon