Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Gadsden, Alabama
Bad news, good news, bad news
Bad news - in the mild year-round climate of California, especially coastal areas, many tropical water plants should be able to flourish if introduced.
Good news - unlike my present home, New Orleans, there is very little in the way of freshwater habitat for those plants to invade.
Bad news - that means those areas should be very rigorously guarded!
A bit off-topic - it's against federal law to ship water hyacinth across state lines but it's a frequently offered item on eBay!!