but easy enough to remove, it doesn't spread by roots
Native wild flower, weed is a term of abuse
I like it, pretty leaves and flowers
the first looks like some sort of heuchera
the second, Chelidonium majus, Greater Celandine. No relation the Lesser celandine,
As you suspect, coral spot affects only dead wood so your only hope is to remove all the dead wood to well below the obviously dead bits and just above a bud. If this can't be done, or leaves nothing, then there is nothing you can do.
coral spot is very orange so may be some different fungus. But that wood is dead, you can tell by the colour change. Cutting back to just above the last healthy bud is the best you can do. Don't leave stumps with no buds at the end, they will die back and the problem will persist
The two are separated very early on in the plant kingdom
Pines are gymnosperms, hollies are angiosperms
I haven't got anything even nearly out Marion. Last year there were lots before the end of December.
I fail to get all mine cut back every year. It doesn't seem to make any difference apart from being able to see the scruffy old leaves.