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Hygrophila polysperma banned in CA

Eric wrote: 

> Yesterday, the LFS told me they couldn't sell H. polysperma any
> more because it was banned in California a month ago after it
> choked everything else out in a lake somewhere. This was the first
> I'd heard of this; has anyone else heard it?

Neil Frank, editor of The Aquatic Gardener magazine,  mentioned this when he
visited the SF Bay Area Aquatic Plant Society a couple of months ago,
surprising the entire group of us.  Apparently it's true.
michael rubin 
mrubin at visa_com
1(650) 432-4685