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State of Ohio Bans 38 Species of Plants

Postby c campbell » Fri Mar 30, 2018 11:09 am

Some in speaking with one of the members from GCAS (Cincinnati) a while back, I was informed that Ohio has banned another group of plants. I thought I should share this information with our group here and highlight the aquatic plants that have been banned as many of you may only know them by their common name(s).

Here is the link to the full list of all 38 banned plant species: ... 8_1105.pdf

Banned aquatic plants from this list:

Hydrilla verticillata and Egeria densa - They are non-native to the US/Canada. Both of these are commonly referred to as Anacharis, but we do have another species Elodia canadensis which is native to the US/Canada and totally legal to own, propagate and trade/sell. I am attaching a link below that will help you ID which species you have. I have seen all of these in the trade at one point or another. ... ydcom2.jpg

Hydrocharis morsus-ranae European Frog-bit - Not to be confused with the commonly seen Amazon Frogbit Limnobium laeviatum. These 2 species or very different in looks and the banned plant looks more like a water lily than anything else.

Myriophyllum aquaticum Parrotfeather - This species I have seen for sale many fish stores over the years.

Myriophyllum spicatum Eurasian Water-milfoil - This species I have seen growing wild in ponds and thus showing it is truely invasive in our area.

Nymphoides peltata Yellow Floating Heart - Another lily type plant. I'm pretty sure I have comes across this species in the wild as well.

Potamogeton crispus Curly-leaved Pondweed - I have seen this plant in a lot of our Ohio streams and a few ponds. It is so common that I would have never known it wasn't native.

Trapa natans Water Chestnut - Another plant I have seen in the wild.

Typha angustifolia Narrow-leaved Cattail

Typha x glauca Hybrid Cattail

Maybe in the future I will have time to look through the full Ban List and note the other aquatic plants here.

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Re: State of Ohio Bans 38 Species of Plants

Postby evercl92 » Sun Apr 01, 2018 9:55 pm

Good info to share, thanks
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