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post #1 of 2 (permalink) Old 01-21-2014, 02:19 PM Thread Starter
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Water lettuce in AL? legal question

I was going to order some water lettuce for our aquarium. I did find it on the "bad plants" list for Alabama though.

Is it legal to order some for aquarium use? I was under the impression it was only illegal to release, but am not sure....
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post #2 of 2 (permalink) Old 02-02-2014, 08:45 PM
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Indeed, water lettuce is illegal to sell in Alabama along with water hyacinth. They are an invasive species in our state. I've seen water hyacinth clog up water ways, boat ramps, ect. on the warrior river.

To answer the question, it is illegal to sell, but I don't believe its illegal to posses. I have seen places still sell it in state, but it's just a matter time before they get caught and a heavy fine imposed on them. I did have some water lettuce in my outdoor pond, but the cold weather wiped it out.
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