Legality of Importing Aquarium Plants?
Hey so I want to buy some Elatine hydropiper (had some, it died, so I'm trying it again) and to make a long story short, I found a nice website from Poland that sells it cheap and ships worldwide. I won't post the url of the site because vender reviews are forbidden and that's not the purpose of this thread, but it does seem like a nice website. (if you want it, pm me.)
They don't say anything on legality and their translation from Polish to English is a little confusing at times. However, the site looks very professional- I don't question their merit or veracity. They also offer 4-7 day shipping for $4 worldwide, which is... interesting.
The thing is... what's my liability on importing a native species of plant (hydropiper is native to northern NY) or would they consider it non-native? Is the blame placed on the shipper? Would they ever check/care about such a thing? Anyone done this before?
I'd like to order some and try again. But is it worth it?