Invasive Plants

You know how the government told people not to plant seeds from China. Yeah, not everyone followed directions. I’m Amy E. Feldman.

In July, the government sent out a warning after hundreds of people had received unsolicited packs of seeds from China, warning people not to plant them. Despite that, as reported by, it is estimated that hundreds of people did. One even called authorities to report he’d eaten them.

There are no words. No monsters have grown, in fact, most never germinated, but the government advises people who planted them not to plant anything in the area for a year. But apart from this whatever it is, there are many plants that are considered noxious weeds that are non-indigenous and by law should not be planted even if you ordered the seeds. In addition to the plants that are illegal because they’re of the mind-altering variety, invasive plants in this area include bamboo, Canadian thistle, and johnsongrass. Check the USDA website to find out what seeds should not be ordered or planted—and of course, not eaten.

From The Judge Group, I’m Amy E. Feldman for KYW News Radio.

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