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Pansy > Leaves > Malformed, cupped or distorted leaves

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  • Herbicide injury 1
  • Herbicide injury 2
  • Herbicide injury 3

Plant growth regulator herbicide injury
(2, 4-D, Dicamba, etc.)

  • Leaves are twisted, cupped, or distorted
  • Leaves may appear thick and leathery
  • Veins in leaves are thick and close together
  • Side of the plant closest to the herbicide application is most severely affected
  • Different species of plants in spray area will show similar symptoms
  • More information on herbicide injury
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  • Downy mildew 1
  • Downy mildew 2

Downy Mildew
Pernospora violae

  • Leaves turn pale green to yellow and may curl slightly downward
  • Downy white fungal growth on underside of leaves
  • Plants become yellow in color and stunted
  • Infected leaves prematurely drop from the plant leaving a barren stalk with few leaves
  • Disease favors cool, wet weather
  • More information on Downy Mildew

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