44 plant species now illegal to sell, exchange in Indiana


An Amur honeysuckle plant in full bloom is shown Wednesday, May 19, 2004, in Storrs, Conn. The plant has been classified as invasive with a new law that makes it illegal to purchase, cultivate distribute or transport. (AP Photo/Steve Miller)

INDIANAPOLIS (The Indianapolis Star/WEHT) — Indiana has banned the sale and exchange of nearly four dozen invasive plants that pose a threat to the state’s native plants and animals.

The Indianapolis Star reports that the rule took effect April 18 banning 44 species of invasive plants, including five different species of honeysuckles that eventually choke out surrounding plants.

Among other banned plants are the Japanese barberry and Wintercreeper. The plants can still be owned.

Click here to see a list of all the plants now banned.

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(This story was originally published on April 25, 2020)

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