If you’ve been asking, “Is it illegal to dig up wild plants,” the short answer is “Yes.” However, you may obtain permission for scientific, personal, or educational purposes. Find out here what you need to know. Is It Illegal To Dig Up Endangered Plants In The Wild? People who would like to add native plants from the wild to their homescape or perhaps supplement their income need to first check the local, state, and federal laws pertaining to harvesting plants from public or private lands. It may seem harmless to collect a few plants or seeds from a nearby park, but the plants may be threatened or endangered and protected by law. Many plant species are in decline due to poaching – illegally taking wild plants or animals. Not only are endangered plants illegal to dig up, but chances are good that they would not survive the transplant. It’s much […]
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