prohibited plants

Ellen Hornig
Mon, 20 Mar 2017 04:55:17 PDT
You can't import, sell, trade or distribute plants on the Massachusetts
prohibited list.  If they're already on your property, you aren't obliged
to eradicate them (and even if you wanted to, good luck!  Though I think
you DO want to eradicate giant hogweed, if you possibly can).

Some of the entries are laughable.  Hesperis matronalis?  It's already
everywhere.  Regulations will not make a dent.  O well.

Ellen (in Massachusetts)

On Mon, Mar 20, 2017 at 7:22 AM, Jane Sargent <> wrote:

> Here are some things I´m apparently not meant to grow. Some of them live
> outside already, though I didn´t plant them, and the government will just
> never be able to get rid of them by wishing. One of them (hogweed) was
> planted here on purpose by the Evil Plantsman, a kind of inlaw who usually
> dismounts from his car, takes a shovel out of his trunk, and plunders
> whatever of mine is blooming and rare, without even asking.  Perhaps I
> should extirpate the hogweed, but it reminds me of the Tromso Palm that I
> so enjoy in northern Norway--might even be the same plant. I don´t know
> what the government has against the lowly Myosotis or the somewhat tropical
> iris.
> My question is whether any of the plants on this list are bulbs I should
> be steering clear of.
> Perhaps I should just extirpate the Evil Plantsman, but that´s against the
> law.
> massachusetts-prohibited-plant-list.html
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Ellen Hornig
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