Well how nice, this certainly makes our hobby a little more difficult. I guess perhaps it is not a good idea to trade or sell any plant life for the hobby at all. Funny thing, these plants were not a problem two hundred years ago but they are today. I was just going to send some water lettuce to a friend in Texas and so I had to write them and tell them I could not, that should make them happy. In fact I am going to destroy it all now and not take any chances. Thanks for all the info, at least it pays to be safe and not sorry later on.beviking said:Yes, any plant listed as noxious at the Federal level is noxious in all states. I've only just started looking into permits but as with brig snails, if you have a permit and follow their practices, open yourself to inspections, I THINK, you can get a permit for them. Otherwise, how are the stores and online retailers doing it?
Yes, I believe climate has a lot to do with it. If it can't survive in the wild, there's no threat of it choking out established indigenous species.