11-20-2020, 06:59 PM
Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Dallas, Texas
| | Re: WTB: Hygrophila polysperma "Sunset"/ "Rosanervig"
Roy, in this case federal regulations control what occurs across state lines but not within a state. Each individual state controls possession, transport, and sale inside its borders.
A number of years ago Texas was considering some truly draconian regulations on aquatic plants. DFW APC had a number of conversations with Texas Parks and Wildlife about the issue. In the end, nothing changed because the proposed regulations were a real over-reach. It is a pity because we really need stronger regulations, but not to the extent that criminalizes every gardener who has a Mexican petunia in his/her landscape.
So Hygrophila is still legal within the state of Texas, but if I were to send some to a friend in Louisiana I would be guilty of a federal offense. This is why all the aquarium plant nurseries and wholesalers stopped growing it.