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Shipping Native Plants to Other States

Posted by SterlingH TN (My Page) on
Tue, Jun 5, 12 at 15:31

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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RE: Shipping Native Plants to Other States

How about contacting the USDA as a first step?

RE: Shipping Native Plants to Other States

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.

RE: Shipping Native Plants to Other States

Thanks for your advice! I'll look into that more.

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