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WANTED: Water Hyacinth

Posted by sylviatexas z8a Tx (My Page) on
Sat, May 23, 09 at 14:28

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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RE: WANTED: Water Hyacinth

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


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RE: WANTED: Water Hyacinth

Yay!

sent you an email.

thanks!


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RE: WANTED: Water Hyacinth

do you have anymore water hyacinths?


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RE: WANTED: Water Hyacinth

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 :)


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RE: WANTED: Water Hyacinth

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


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RE: WANTED: Water Hyacinth

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


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RE: WANTED: Water Hyacinth

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.


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RE: WANTED: Water Hyacinth

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


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RE: WANTED: Water Hyacinth

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!


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