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Brown Spots on Leaves

Leaves have brown spots on them.

In most cases, brown spots represent a form of necrosis. Such brown spots may take a variety of appearances depending on the cause. For instance, these spots may appear as dry brown spots, shiny brown spots or soft, oozy, "water-soaked" spots. In other cases, brown spots may be a fungus which grows superficially on the leaves. This fungus is called Sooty Mold, and it will appear as tiny, dark speckles covering the upper surface of leaves. In other cases, dark speckles will appear on the underside of the leaves. These will be slightly raised and are caused by the feeding activity of Mites.

To begin narrowing down the cause, look at the descriptions below, and select the one that best describes the symptoms you are seeing.

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