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Geranium > Leaves > Cupped or distorted leaves

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  • Plant growth regulator herbicide injury 1
  • Plant growth regulator herbicide injury 2
  • Plant growth regulator 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 plant growth regulator herbicide injury
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  • Plant virus 1
  • Plant virus 2

Viruses
Cucumber mosaic virus, Impatiens necrotic spot virus, Pelargonium flower break, and Tomato spotted wilt virus

  • Leaves may be mottled, deformed, discolored, or have yellow rings
  • Leaf veins may turn yellow
  • Flowers and leaves may be small or distorted
  • Plant may be stunted
  • Lab test needed to identify which virus is causing the problem
  • More information on viruses

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