I photographed this thinking it was a slime mold or a fungus. Later I learned it was actually a RUST! What family does rust go into? Is it a plant…a mold…a fungus……..er….
When getting information on it all I found was that it’s a ‘parasitic fungi that corodes plants’. Yet…it’s not a FUNGUS?
I love the circle patterns (spore cups?) of the rust…with the shape of the leaves it was on.
NE Kansas, SPRINGtime