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RE: plant restrictions

If the plant is under quarentine, then yes, since it is illegal to transport
them. This may be a local quarentine (specific to your state or the state to
which you want to send it), or a federal quarentine. If it is a federal
quarentine it is usually illegal to transport the plant anywhere, even to
weed it out of a wetland, without some kind of licensing (which often varies
depending on the state.) State quarentines usually mean it is illegal to
bring it into the state, but different states have different rules for
moving the plant withing your state. Noxious weeds are usually given
ratings, and not all noxious weeds are under quarentine, or even controled.
Check you state and county noxious weed control boards for more information
on which species are noxious in your state, which are under quarentine and
what kinds of controls are being used. If the plant is not under quarentine
then transport of the plant is discouraged if it is listed as a noxious weed
in your state, but not controlled.

A good place to start if you are interested in aquatic weeds is the Center
for Aquatic and Invasive Plants<http://aquat1.ifas.ufl.edu/welcome.html>.
Even though it is specific to Florida, many of the plants of concern here
are aquarium plants, and quite a few are problems across the country. There
are also links here to other sites that deal in invasive weeds.

Brett Johnson
Green Man Gardens
bnbjohns at attbi_com


Date: 25 Mar 2002 22:28:44 -0600
From: cameron <cameroncase at hotmail_com>
Subject: plant restrictions

if it is illegal to sell some plants (some hygrophila, for instance),
but so far is still legal to own them, is it still legal to give them
away? is it also legal to send them by post? i'm sure no one is going to
open packages to see, but just out of curiosity, does the current set of
rules relating to plant sales have anything to do with hobbyist trading?