Ask a Question forum: What are these purple splotches on my sunflower leaves?

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Name: Christie
43016 (Zone 6b)
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cwhitt
Jul 17, 2016 9:59 AM CST
Is this some type of virus? What do I do about it. I only grow sunflowers very occasionally and have never run into this. What do I do about this? Thanks.
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Name: Rj
Just S of the twin cities of M (Zone 4b)
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crawgarden
Jul 17, 2016 10:01 AM CST
Maybe rust?
Name: Christie
43016 (Zone 6b)
Plays in the water.
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cwhitt
Jul 17, 2016 10:22 AM CST
I wonder if I should remove those leaves?
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Name: Rj
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crawgarden
Jul 17, 2016 11:18 AM CST
Believe for rust you can prune the leaves out and dispose of them. Disinfect your pruners with some bleach. If possible keep the moisture down.

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