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2018 - 2019 List of Regulated or Illegal Aquatic Plants

Please help us protect our environment and the aquatic plant industry by not purchasing plants that are considered illegal or invasive in your state. Not all aquatic plant companies comply with federal and state regulated and illegal pond plant laws. Companies that do not comply, can cause invasive species outbreaks and ruin ecosystems. As a result, some states are now considering a ban of all aquatic plant sales as statewide law. Never release non-native aquatic plants into natural lakes, streams, or other waterways. We do our best to keep this list up to date, but plants are constantly being added to the growing list of illegal plants.

If you order a plant that is illegal for us to ship into your state, we will try to contact you by email or phone to discuss suitable substitutions for the illegal plant you ordered. If we are unable to contact you, rather than hold up your plant order, we will substitute the plant with a similar plant that we are able to send to you legally.


SUBMERGED/EMERGENT OXYGENATING PLANTS

Anacharis (Elodea/Egeria Densa) - AL, CT, ID, IL, IN, LA, MA, ME, MI, MS, MT, NE, NH, NY, OH, OR, PR, SC, VT, WA, WI 

Anacharis (Najas) - CA

Cabomba (Cabomba Caroliniana), CT, ID, MA, ME, MI, NH, NY, VT, WA, WI

Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) - MA


FLOATING POND PLANTS

Water Hyacinth (Eichornia crassipes) - AL, AR, AZ, CA, LA, FL, PR, MS, NE, SC, TX, WI

Water Lettuce (Pistia stratiotes) - AL, CA, FL, MS, PR, SC, TX, WI

Water Lettuce Rosette (Pistia Rosette) - AL, CA, FL, MS, PR, SC, TX, WI

Water Lettuce Curly Leaf Rosette (Pistia Rosette) - AL, CA, FL, MS, PR, SC, TX, WI

Parrot's Feather (Myriophyllum aquatica) - AL, CT, ID, IL, IN, ME, MA, MI, NE, NH, NY, OH, OR, VT, WA, WI, CO

Red Stem Dwarf Parrot's Feather - OH

Frogbit (Limnobium spongia) - CA, PR

Salvinia (Salvinia spp.) - LA, MI, OR, TX, PR

White Snowflake (Nymphoides cristata) - NC, FL

Floating Hearts (Nymphoides peltata) - CT, CO, FL, ID, IL, IN, MA, ME, MI, NY, NC, NE, NH, OR, VT, WI, WA



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 scorpioides) - CT, MA

Aquatic Mint (Mentha aquatica) - ID, MT, NE, WY

Bloody Dock (Rumex spp.) - OK

Chameleon Plant (Houttuynia cordata variegata) - City of Chicago

Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia) - MA

Flowering Rush (Butomus umbellatus) - CT, ID, IN, MI, MN, MT, NE, NH, OH, OR, VT, WA, WI

Golden Creeping Jenny (Lysimachia nummularia 'aurea') - MA

Pickerel Rush (Pontederia cordata) - CA

Variegated Water Celery (Oenanthe javanica) - WI

Lance Leafed Arrowhead (Sagittaria graminea) - WI

Four Leaf Water Clover (Marsilea mutica) - OK

ANNUAL BOG/MARGINAL PLANTS

Taro All Varieties - HI

CATTAILS, REEDS, GRASSES
Variegated Giant Reed (Arundo donax var.) - CA, NE,TX, WI

Zebra Tails (Typha angustifolia Zebra Tails) - IN, OH, WI

Graceful Cattails (Typha laxmannii) - WI

Gold Variegated Reed - CT, MA, MI, NC, VT

HARDY AQUATIC IRIS

Yellow Flag Iris (Iris pseudacorus) - CA, CT, ID, IL, IN, MA, MT, 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, OH, OR, VT, WI, WA

Four Leaf Water Clover (Marsilea mutica) - OK