Controversial question

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Controversial question

by Lyra » Mon Jan 13, 2020 6:20 pm

Hi everyone,

I have a question for all of you. My mom and I were looking for some native orchids in our area. And I was looking at different nurseries when I came across a seller that collects orchids that naturally grow in their property. These are native orchid from their location and now they are selling them.

My question is is this legal (I think it is, but I'm not sure) and if yes is there any restrictions of where they can sell? If no, who do I contact about this issue?

This probably happens to CP, too.

I'm asking because a couple of years ago I saw various of people in Florida selling invasive plants that are illegal to have without a permit and illegal to sell within Florida. I contacted someone (I don't remember exactly who) about it and they never responded back and those adds where never taken down. They are still being sold within Florida. It makes me so mad that nobody is doing anything about it, especially with I contacted them about the issues and gave them the sellers information. Sorry for going into a rant.

Thanks in advance for your advice.

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Re: Controversial question

by Matt » Mon Jan 13, 2020 9:19 pm

I am sure it depends on the species of the plants they are harvesting and selling. If the species are protected or endangered, then it would be illegal. But if it is private property from which they are harvesting the plants and they aren't protected in any way, then there is nothing illegal about it.

The same is probably true about where they are selling them.
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