Mint Plants
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white fungus on Apple mint leaves

Zone Tw5 | munchkin107 added on August 14, 2016 | Answered

I would like to know what the white fungus on my apple mint plant is and is it harmful?

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Alisma
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Answered on August 15, 2016

The fungus is most likely powdery mildew, a disease that attacks mint from time to time. It is best not to eat the affected leaves, but unaffected leaves on the same plant are fine to eat. Here is more information:

https://www.gardeningknowhow.com/plant-problems/disease/get-the-cure-for-powdery-mildew.htm
http://ipm.uconn.edu/documents/raw2/Powdery%20Mildews%20in%20the%20Greenhouse/Powdery%20Mildews%20in%20the%20Greenhouse2pe.php?aid=238

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