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Q.What is the fungus looking growth in the soil at the base of my rose bush.

Zone Mentor, Ohio 44060 | Anonymous added on June 28, 2020 | Answered

It is yellow and white in color and seems to spread in size. The bush itself has stopped blooming.

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Answered on June 29, 2020

It could be a mold of some sort or could be caused by a dog or cat relieving themselves on or near the rosebush. I would dig out a sample of it and take it to a local nursery or University Soils Lab and have it examined. Ask them what course of action should be taken.

It might also be a flat type of mushroom if wet to damp conditions are present, in such case it should be dug out and destroyed so that the rosebush is not harmed.

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