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Invasive and Illegal Aquarium plants in the USA, By state.

I saw some people asking about plants, and wanting them shipped to them from an overseas vendor, so I thought it’d be a good idea to post this. 

Make sure the plant you’re buying (given it’s being shipped), is legal in your state! I can’t stress this enough! If customs decides to randomly check your package (and they do do random searches), and finds that you’re buying invasive and/or illegal plants, you’ll get hit with a heavy fine! That’s right, YOU will get fined, not the seller, and your plant will be destroyed!

SUBMERGED/OXYGENATING PLANTS

  • Anacharis (Elodea canadensis) -  AL, CA, CO, CT, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, ME, MI, MS, NC, NE, NH, NY, OR, PR, SC, VT, WA, WI
  • Anacharis (Najas) - CA
  • Cabomba (Cabomba Carolinia) - CA, CT, ID, MA, ME, MI, NH, NY, VT, WA, WI

FLOATING POND PLANTS

  • Water Hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) - AL, AR, AZ, CA, LA, FL, PR, MS, NE, SC, TX, WI
  • Water Lettuce (Pistia stratioes) - AL, CA, FL, MS, PR, SC, TX, WI
  • Parrot’s Feather (Myriophyllum aquatica) - AL, CT, ID, IL, IN, ME, MA, MI, NE, NH, NY, OR, VT, VA, WA, WI
  • Frogbit (Limnobium spongia) - CA, PR
  • Salvinia (Salvinia spp.) - LA, MI, OR, TX, PR

HARDY WATER LILIES

  • Odorata (Nymphaea odorata) - CA, PR, WA

LOTUS POND PLANTS

  • Lutea (Nelumbo lutea) - CT

PERENNIAL HARDY BOG PLANTS

  • Aquatic For-Get-Me-Not (Myosotis scorpiodes) - CT, MA
  • Aquatic Mint (Mentha aquatica) - ID, MT, NE, WY
  • Bloody Dock (Rumex spp.) - OK
  • Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata variegeta) - City of Chicago
  • Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) - MA
  • Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) - CT, ID, IN, MI, MN, MT, NH, OR, SD, VT, WA, WI
  • Golden Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia ‘aurea’) - MA
  • Pickerel Rush (Pontederia cordata) - CA
  • Variegated Water Celery (Oenanthe javanica) - WI

CATTAILS, REEDS, GRASSES

  • Variegated Giant Reed (Arundo donzx var.) - CA, NE, NV, TX, VA
  • Zebratails (Typha angustifolia Zebratails) - IN, WI
  • Graceful Cattails (Typha laxmanni) - WI
  • Gold Variegated Reed - CT, MA,MI, NC, VT

HARDY AQUATIC IRIS

  • Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus) - CA, CT, ID, IL, IN, MA, MT, NH, NY, OR, VT, WA

LILY-LIKE SURFACE PLANTS

  • Floating Hearts (Nymphoides peltata) - CT, CO, FL, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, NY, NC, NE, NH, OR, VT, WI, WA
  • Four Leaf Water Clover (Marsilea mutica) - OK
  • White Snowflake (Nymphoides cristata) - NC, FL

All information is provided by PondPlantsOnline dot com. For more info, visit their site! I chose not to link PPO , because Tumblr tends to hide posts with links in them, and I feel this is vital information.