Shipping Native Plants to Other States

SterlingHJune 5, 2012


I am a TN gardener that grows native plants such as teaberry, sassafras, & huckleberry, and I am looking to sell some of these plants online to customers who are potentially from different states.

How should I go about understanding and adhering to each state's laws concerning what plants they let in and which ones they don't? Are there any shortcuts, or do I need to precisely examine each state's plant laws (which I don't think I have the time or the know-how to do)?

Thank you for your help,


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Carrie B(6B/7A)

How about contacting the USDA as a first step?

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 4:43PM
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lycopus(z5 NY)

APHIS is the division of the USDA responsible for the interstate movement of plants. They probably have guidelines on their website. A phytosanitary permit from them might be required.

    Bookmark   June 5, 2012 at 7:55PM
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Thanks for your advice! I'll look into that more.

    Bookmark   July 1, 2012 at 11:49PM
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