317.25  Teasel, multiflora rose, and purple loosestrife prohibited--exceptions.

A person shall not sell, offer for sale, or distribute teasel (Dipsacus) biennial, the multiflora rose (rosa multiflora), purple loosestrife (lythrum salicaria), or seeds of them in any form in this state. However, this section does not prohibit the sale, offer for sale, or distribution of the multiflora rose (rosa multiflora) used for understock for either cultivated roses or ornamental shrubs in gardens. This section also does not prohibit the sale, offer for sale, or distribution of varieties of the purple loosestrife (lythrum virgatum) when used for ornamental gardens, and which are sterile or nonaggressive according to a list published by the state weed commissioner pursuant to chapter 17A. A person engaged in the business of selling purple loosestrife shall keep accurate records, as specified by the department of agriculture and land stewardship, of each variety of purple loosestrife sold, offered for sale, or distributed. The person shall allow the department of agriculture and land stewardship to inspect the records during regular business hours. Any person violating the provisions of this section is subject to a fine of not exceeding one hundred dollars.

Section History: Early form

  [C75, 77, 79, 81, § 317.25]

Section History: Recent form

  89 Acts, ch 193, §1; 90 Acts, ch 1111, § 1; 91 Acts, ch 5, §1; 91 Acts, ch 258, §46

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