WANTED: Water Hyacinth

sylviatexas1May 23, 2009

I know you can't "release" this into ponds or waterways, but a neighbor wants some of these plants for aeration & for shelter for the fish in his container pond.

Thanks!

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debbiedo7(zone 8 Texas)

Sylvia,
I'm in Grand Prairie.
I can give you a couple water hyacinth's

    Bookmark   May 31, 2009 at 11:23PM
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sylviatexas1

Yay!

sent you an email.

thanks!

    Bookmark   June 1, 2009 at 1:27PM
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gardenjadelove

do you have anymore water hyacinths?

    Bookmark   June 21, 2009 at 1:36PM
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artoflorraine(8)

I'm in the Waller/Magnolia area...I have a bunch...I keep a pond full in my yard...and feed excess to my chickens!LOL! Let me know who wants some :)

    Bookmark   July 14, 2009 at 9:49PM
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wantonamara Z8 CenTex

For your information, Water hyacinth is a prohibited plant in Texas. The fine for owning, growing it or distributing it is a $200- $2000 fine and up to 180 days of prison.
http://www.ntwgs.org/articles/illegalAquatics.html

    Bookmark   July 15, 2009 at 3:31PM
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ltcollins1949(9a TX)

Well said wantanamara! Please gardeners, become aware of what is legal and what is illegal.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2009 at 9:34AM
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ltcollins1949(9a TX)

http://www.ntwgs.org/articles/illegalAquatics.html In fact, I was told by one Extension Agent that it is illegal for a person that is aware of another person growing (the grower) illegal aquatic plants not to report the grower. I haven't checked this out, but it would not surprise me at all.

    Bookmark   July 30, 2009 at 2:40PM
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Blancheka

hey debbiedo7 ,I would love to have some water plants. I know it's been 3 years since you posted that blog but I would love to hear from you if you get this message

    Bookmark   April 19, 2013 at 11:27PM
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beachplant(9b)

illegal to own, buy, sell, trade, give away, transport....and the fines have been increased, into the THOUSANDS!
That being said my chickens LOVE this stuff and eat every single bit they can get their beaks on.

It was growing in the ditch out at Pirates Beach prior to Ike, they got fined, didn't remove it, got fined again this time $10,000, which the agent threatened to make PER PLANT and they got rid of it.

It is gorgeous in bloom but such a pest and threat it doesn't seem real.
Tally HO!

    Bookmark   April 20, 2013 at 10:28AM
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