CITES and Galanthus

Wed, 12 Nov 2014 09:11:58 PST

>Speaking of which, and staying with Galanthus -  do you know the story of 
>Nancy Goodwin in North Carolina? She went to a local hardware store  and 
>bought something like 100 Galanthus nivalis. Only they began flowering in 
>December. Turns out they were all Galanthus elwesii monosticta.

It turns out that these are Galanthus elwesii var. monostictus Hiemalis 
Group. (Whew.)
I suspect that these laws are punishment-oriented rather than 
prevention-oriented. If an individual were caught with galanthus dug from 
the wild, would be the bulbs be returned to the wild?
Preventing an individual from importing a cultivated galanthus seems to have 
no purpose other than punishment. Certainly not protection of wild species.

Bob Nold
Denver, Colorado

high of zero (-17C) today 

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