Mycosphaerella colorata

Common Names: Mountain laurel disease
Category: Fungi
Sub-category: Ascomycetes

This fungus is responsible for the blight on the mountain laurel, which is the Connecticut state flower. The fungus causes spotting that gives a unique pattern to the leaves.

Edible Notes: Not edible due to its association with deadly mountain laurel.
Warnings: Whether or not the fungus itself is poisonous is unknown at this time. The host plant, mountain laurel, is very poisonous.