importing plants

Last Fall I returned from Amsterdam with numerous aquatic plants. When I got
to customs in Atlanta, they were completely befuddled by the plants that I
had in zip loc bags. After about five minutes of "fudging" they let me in
with them. No permits, no hassle. On the other hand who knows what might
have happened if they'd decided to be careful. I might have come home
plantless. I didn't :-)