Planting certain species illegal

Is there an easy way to look up if a plant is illegal to grow in your state? Autumn olive seems questionable in some places. Ribes such as currants have been illegal but now some states are changing their minds on those.

I live in Tennessee and found a USDA site that listed 3 noxious weeds and I had not heard of any of them. I’m just looking for something beyond an opinion of invasiveness or other non-desirable label. Does such lists exist or is this like a county extension agent type question?

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that is a local county extension or even a state department of agriculture question. either should be able to get that information to you pretty quicky…,

you probably have a page like this for Tennessee:

found this for Tennessee

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black currants are supposedly illegal here in Maine because the older cultivars are hosts to the white pine blister rust. most of the newer cultivars are immune but the state still has it on its banned list.

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It is even more absurd in MA - in one town it is restricted, in the next - literally, next town with shared border - it is allowed and sold in nursery! Most likely they just don’t want to spend time on revisiting of this restriction, as it is not involving big business and they do not care much…

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Our elected critters gauge their effectiveness by passing new legislation…not by repealing or fixing old or bad legislation.

Of course that may just be my opinion…lol



Some species are called illegal that are not this is what Oikos said about their mirabelle’s "Mirabelle plum is a wild French plum grown worldwide for its rich complex flavor used in jam and other processed fruit mixtures including pies, preserves and wine. Although commercial uses are centered around the French region of Lorraine, it is also found in Poland and the Czech republic where this plum was carried by those who found it irrestible. Some online information has labeled it the illegal plum, but in reality this species plum is not illegal and can be grown within the U.S. You just can’t import it. Our seed trees have been producing now for 20 years and it wasn’t until we made jam out of it that we realized how good it was. Similar in some ways to beach plum, this species is immune to black knot, has no insect pests and rarely does it suffer from fungal diseases. It needs a full sun spot and soil that is considered highly drained or sandy. Dense clusters of fruit form starting in years 4-6 from seed. Some trees took 10 years from seed to really set seed. Our seedlings come true to type and range from yellow to red. "

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