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State of Ohio bans the sale of 38 invasive plant species

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The new rules ban any of the listed species to be sold at nurseries or garden centers in the state. The new rules ban any of the listed species to be sold at nurseries or garden centers in the state.

The State of Ohio now has an invasive plant list that has banned 38 species.

The Ohio Department of Agriculture created the list to protect plants that are native to the area. Most of the invasive plants are from other parts of the country or the world sold as ornamental landscape plantings. These plants adapt to their surroundings at a rapid pace which causes them to almost "strangle" the growth of native plants. But that affects more than just the plants as wildlife depends on native vegetation to survive. 

Ohio invasive species:

Ailanthus altissima, tree-of-heaven
Alliaria petiolata, garlic mustard
Berberis vulgaris, common barberry
Butomus umbellatus, flowering rush
Celastrus orbiculatus, oriental bittersweet
Centaurea stoebe ssp. Micranthos, spotted knapweed
Dipsacus fullonum, common teasel
Dipsacus laciniatus, cutleaf teasel
Egeria densa Brazilian, elodea
Elaeagnus angustifolia, russian olive
Elaeagnus umbellata, autumn olive
Epilobium hirsutum; hairy willow herb
Frangula alnus, glossy buckthorn
Heracleum mantegazzianum, giant hogweed
Hesperis matronlis, dame’s rocket
Hydrilla verticillata, hydrilla
Hydrocharis morsus-ranae, european frog-bit
Lonicera japonica, japanese honeysuckle
Lonicera maackii, amur honeysuckle
Lonicera morrowii, morrow’s honeysuckle
Lonicera tatarica, tatarian honeysuckle
Lythrum salicaria, purple loosestrife
Lythrum virgatum, european wand loosestrife
Microstegium vimineum, japanese stiltgrass
Myriophyllum aquaticum, parrotfeather
Myriophyllum spicatum, eurasian water-milfoil
Nymphoides peltata, yellow floating heart
Phragmites australis, common reed
Potamogeton crispus, curly-leaved pondweed
Pueraria montana var. lobate, kudzu
Pyrus calleryana, callery pear;
Ranunculus ficaria, fig buttercup/lesser celandine
Rhamnus cathartica, european buckthorn
Rosa multiflora; multiflora rose
Trapa natans, water chestnut
Typha angustifolia, narrow-leaved cattail
Typha x glauca, hybrid cattai
Vincetoxicum nigrum, black dog-strangling vine, black swallowwort

The new rules ban any of the listed species to be sold at nurseries or garden centers in the state.

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